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My Joy

My Joy

There is a woman crafted in the furnace of God’s eternal fire,
And for millennia, God has waited for her arrival,
For she was to train two sons who would live for his glory,
And she lived a life of suffering such that she might empathize with their struggles,
And though she made many mistakes,
She has been my truth, my wisdom, and my light,
Often reminding me of realities that I would rather ignore,
She has raged against the rager on my behalf,
And when satan had agripped me, she rose up against him and said, “NO!”
For there was a time when I writhed in darkness,
And only she understood,
With an understanding that stemmed from the cosmos,
From the cosmic tree of life, she fed me fruit,
And I survived,
And I tell you, I see her future,
I see her standing in glory with Mother Mary before her,
And I know Joy,
Her name is Melba Lucas, she is my Divine Light, and it is from her womb that I know my
She is my strength when I am weak,
She is my courage, when I might cower,
For she walks in the eternal alpha and omega,
And there will come a time when she no longer walks the earth,
But not until her work is done,
And when that day comes, I will not sorrow, but I will rather rejoice for heaven’s gain,
For in times when clouds would obscure the brightest sun,
She is my Joy.

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  1. Date: 7/16/2009 10:14:00 AM
    Woody, I am so sorry I missed this poem. It is the most beautiful poem I have read today. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 4:15:00 PM
    Well Miss Melba is lucky to have a loving son like you, Woodrow. Great tribute and beautifully written. Hope YOU have a wonderful Father's Day and a great summer !

  1. Date: 5/8/2009 10:52:00 AM
    What a wonderful gift you have given your mother on this Mother's Day! :)

  1. Date: 5/8/2009 6:21:00 AM
    Woodrow - what a wonderful tribute to your mother I reckon it made her heart sing - God Bless, MJ