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My Brother In Law The Blind Preacher

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My Brother In Law The Blind Preacher

It's been many years that have gone by since I set at his table Playing twelve spot dominoes with this remarkable man, who was quite able There was no hesitation as his fingers danced accross the dots to choose the right one to lay down He never did slow the pace of the game, and I don't think I ever did see this remarkable man with a frown He was a good looking fellow by most any measure, and very clean and neat And I remember at one of his sermons how he spoke of the woman washing Jesus's feet Before church started that particular morning he asked me to drive him into the woods so he could just listen for a while We sat there that morning, it was in the early fall, and every now and then a little sound or the puff of wind would bring his face a big smile It may have been the sound of a bright colored leaf as it fell onto the others Or especially the singing birds and cawing of the hawks and fluttering wings or bird babies chirping for their mothers This prepared him for a sermon he wanted to deliver, straight from creations voices and tender carress's he was at last ready to go And for me it was such a beautiful memory that stoked and encouraged my spirit to grow The sermon he brought that fine fall morning was so full of live energy and true faith and nobody seemed to hardly even move Except to dance with the spirit if they were encouraged to spiritual groove They all seemed to be so proud to have been there to hear their fine preacher No doubt about it, he was a very fine man and a wonderful teacher

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  1. Date: 7/18/2011 5:15:00 PM

    A lovely verse filled with meaning and respect for a special person.

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch Date: 7/19/2011 2:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A very warm heart felt thank you Elizabeth.... I look forward to reading some of your work as well.... James
  1. Date: 7/18/2011 5:48:00 AM

    A heartfelt story James, a beautiful read. Carol x

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch Date: 7/19/2011 2:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am sure I have said "Thanks"... But going down my list in the proper way...(more familiar)....want to be sure and thank you...Hope to read some of your work today.... James
  1. Date: 7/17/2011 5:31:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you James. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch Date: 7/17/2011 12:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A heart felt "Thank You" for that most elegant welcome. I look forward to reading so many of the great works of this site, I have made a special note to read your poetry....such a warm welcome. I already feel like I am at home. This is a marvelous place.... a warm hug.........Respectfully, James
  1. Date: 7/17/2011 4:46:00 AM

    Great write. Nice story of someone who you love and respect

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch Date: 7/19/2011 2:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kevin, Thank you very large for taking the time to read and comment on my poem... Hope to read some of yours today........Your comments do mean a lot to me..... James
  1. Date: 7/16/2011 8:41:00 PM

    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoy the site with its many features as u continue to share creative poetry as this excellent piece with luv..

  1. Date: 7/16/2011 6:21:00 PM

    yes it is lovely :) we should always cherish our teachers for giving us growth with love, honesty, loyalty and friendship :)

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch Date: 7/19/2011 2:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks much Mourning Mist for taking the time to read and comment on my work.... I have read some of yours and extend my appreciation to you for your fine thoughtful style........ I enjoyed it....... James
  1. Date: 7/16/2011 6:07:00 PM

    Lovely and inspirational expressions, James

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch Date: 7/19/2011 2:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dr Mehta .... Thank you for your gracious reading and comments about my poem.... Look forward to reading your art.... James