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The Turn

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The Turn

Staggered aimlessly into some empty church,
One rainy Wednesday afternoon;
As I hung my head at the alter,
I asked God to please end this misery soon.
 
I heard my words echo off the sanctuary walls,
As if this place was abandoned long ago;
But I waited patiently for an answer,
To reach me here below.
 
It seemed I had waited a lifetime,
But only a few hours really passed by;
And I was still alone without an answer,
So I just hung my head and cried.
 
I felt the tears roll off my cheek,
Forming a puddle around my shoes;
Maybe I really didn’t deserve to be here,
But I had nothing left to lose.
  Carl A Fraser
Just then a single silvery moonbeam,
Trickled through the stained glass up above;
And as it radiated all around me,
He spoke to me of his love.
 
He said he felt my pain and misery,
And wept for me every day;
He said he knew this day would come at last,
when I would seek a better way.
 
So I laid the gun down beside me,
And surrendered all my past;
It’s the only thing I’ve ever done,
That will forever last…

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  1. Date: 12/28/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Hi Carl, well you opened your self up in this one partner. I can feel the total anguish, the hopelessness, the last chance. A plee to the only one who can help. You almost got a tear out of me, alright you did, but no telling. This imaginatively sad write held my interest from start to finish. One anguished picture flowed into the next and i felt for this man. The clincher was the light in the ending. Have a good Sunday. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Gail's "Standing At A Crossroad" contest Carl. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:43:00 AM
    Good morning, Carl,,:-) Congratulations in Gails "Standing At A Crossroads " contest, deep meaning... always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:02:00 AM
    Congratulations Carl a well deserved win xx

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:42:00 PM
    CONGRATS CARL ON A FABULOUS WRITE AND WIN LUV ..