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The Kirk by the Sea


John chapter 15 verse 12--- 
This is my commandment, 
That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
			~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There’s a wee Kirk overlooking the sea
Lowly and humble but special to me.
Inside is the font where I was baptized 
The aisle where I walked with joy in my eyes
The altar we faced when making our vows
With God watching o’er us, then as of now
The brilliant stained windows to Peter and Paul
Shedding their light of peace over all
There in the nave a white marble plaque
Honouring the ones who never came back
But of all of these pleasures that I want to share
Is the presence of love that waits for one there.


Contest: The Church by the Ocean
Sponsor:  Constance ~ My Dear Heart ~
Written by : Margaret Foster Sept 26th 2011

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  1. Date: 9/27/2011 12:14:00 AM

    Margaret, again I think you and I were much in tune on the way we did this particular contest. VERY nice, my dear!!

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 11:16:00 AM

    lovely words Margaret of a beautiful place filled with holy atmosphere in your lines..good luck in the contest my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 10:15:00 AM

    What a beautiful dedication. I hope that it is a real place that you know. Tony

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 7:06:00 AM

    Margaret, this is just so beautiful, and it feels truly personal. I went to the "kirkin' of the tartan" at St Andrews in Fergus, Ontario and learned of St Andrew there. Your poem is STRONG and SOFT. Mah, I kiss fingers! PERFECTO! To share: Psalm 107: 29-31 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. HUGS!

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 5:39:00 AM

    love shining through your well-woven verse, marge... best of luck! :) hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 4:55:00 AM

    Margaret, You create a lovely vision of peaceful imagery in this beautiful poem. It is sure to place well in the contest.