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God Bless America

God Bless America

Our 4th of July started
With fireworks all around
Lightening streaked, zig zagged and zoomed
While thunder created, the necessary boom

And as a good measure
God sent a torrent of rain
To put off or put out 
Fires to save our plains

So on go my mud boots and out the door I go
I'm on my way to church 
But when I hit that mud hole
I thought God had left me in the lurch

I tried to pull forward
But all it would do was spin
So I put it in reverse
And gave her the gas again 

It took a bit of urging
Finally it gave a jerk
When I had backed up far enough
I took it from reverse

Then I drove forward
Careful, but hopefully in control
I held my breath as through the drive 
And down the lane I rolled

When I got to church
Father met me with a smile
I shook his hand and said 
"I made it Father, though it took a while" 

When Father Fox started Mass
The first words he did say
"Well folks it looks like
We've already had our fireworks today"

Cile Beer 
July 4, 2010

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  1. Date: 7/5/2010 6:38:00 AM
    saw your name on Vince's blog. funny how even on the net tragity it the thing that brings old friends and family together. you were among the first of my friends on the soup. and i see that you haven't changed a bit. i loved this piece itmade me laugh in several places. and made me remember that old picture of you. i think i'll look and see if you still have it posted. but any way here's a big hug and a kiss OX yours john

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 1:36:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry today.. I'm new to the soup so I hope you have an open mind as far as poetry. Enjoy ya day.

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 1:31:00 PM
    Cool write Cile and enjoyed this tale of God's assistance.. HE never leaves us nor forsakes us.. a great way to start Sunday and celebrate freedom too.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii.. on vacation... AlohA...