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the baptism

glory to god in the highest 
the godfather was rather tense 
today and why shouldn't he be
why to profess the pure dedication
of caring so very deeply for a child
he hadn't fathered 
to share ones whole life 
completely with another 

moral merit surely would suffice 
a necessary need I suppose 
I studied the godfather's 
steadfast emotions 

holding the candle 
very still utterly guiding 
the flames almost 
a gentle lantern leading

all my darkest fears into light 
while mass was ending 
new life had begun 
through st Francis solemn prayers
beneath poverty and labor 
as I inhaled the words 
from a calm Franciscan soul 
the wick flickered amen

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  1. Date: 5/21/2012 12:29:00 PM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this Monday afternoon Yolanda. I wish you much inspiration that you may continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Have a wonderful fun loving week and keep the old pen flowing. Love, Carol