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In Christ's Stead

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In Christ's Stead

My father and I some time ago 
Visited the inner city
To give food to the needy.
To many that day we gave
The sustenance to maintain 
And save
Their souls.
We met a man quite bewildered 
Why he was chosen.
My father gave him a small red Bible
Then replied, 
“In Christ’s stead I give thee bread.”
Then we left.
Many years later one autumn day
My father passed away.
At his funeral visitation
Many people came with respects to pay.
Then an elderly man approached me,
He shook my hand
Leaving in it a small wooden cross
Stained red.
With a gentle voice he said,
“In Christ’s stead I give thee bread.”
Before I could thank him
He left. 

Johann Myles
"Spiritual"
 

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  1. Date: 4/30/2014 9:14:00 PM
    Hi JONATHAN, this is a sweet win:) Congratulations, <3 always ~SKAT~ <3

  1. Date: 4/26/2014 1:21:00 AM
    Jonathan, , stopping by a second and third time, this time to congratulate you awesome win:) Thank you so much for bearing out my contest. If you like, -stop by my latest blog "LOVE" Enjoy the tiny tribute to all the winning poems. Here's the link, just in case you're one of the new poets. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=556582 ***Always & Forever*** -LINDA

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 12:19:00 PM
    What a wonderful write Jonathan God bless you for this and congratulations on the win..'

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:26:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem and congrats on the win, jonathan

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 3:25:00 AM
    - Another contest sponsored by: Giorgio V. - "Impress me IV" - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM,JONATHAN- ENJOYABLE TO READ YOURS AND A PLEASURE TO PARTICIPATE :))) - Anne-Lise :)