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Thank God for Pearl

I went to church when I was five,
Sunday School, never missed.
I looked over; who did I see?
Well, of course, I saw Pearl teaching.
 
Time went by and I got older,
I graduated to the “big church”.
I looked over, I sat on the left.
Who was on the right, Pearl.
 
Once a month, every month,
Usually the first Sunday… Food`s aplenty.
Go downstairs to eat, who`s there?
Right again. Pearl, with bowl in hand, always happy.
 
Time goes by, I'm married now.
It's Sunday. Church again; this time with family.
I look to the right, across the aisle,
and who`s there? Right again. Pearl…
 
1999, it's a very sad Sunday in church.
My Gramzer, upfront in casket; she passed away.
I stood up, turned around, I said a few words.
Who do I see? Pearl, handkerchief in hand, wiping away a tear.
 
It`s Sunday, Church, Choir time.
I walk up front and once again,
Looking behind me, I see...
Pearl, ready to sing for Jesus.
 
Time goes by; my whole family is with me.
We're on the left, as usual.
It's been 55 years since that first Sunday.
I look over. Who do I see? I see Pearl once again.
 
Pearl, I thank God for you…
 

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  1. Date: 8/2/2013 5:03:00 AM
    Really good Dennis, lovely write and so well composed holding our attention wondering how its going to end. Great stuff, have blessed day, Gordon

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Congratulation on being featured. Excellent poetry poet.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:43:00 AM
    That's a long story told very succinctly. Totally uncluttered and well focused. A lifetime of comradeship.

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 11:33:00 AM
    - Hello new member:Dennis - Welcome to P-Soup. - Thank you for choosing to share your poems here with us. - It's nice to be able to read your first poem. - You write very well, I look forward to reading more in the future. - Have a good time and I wish you luck. - (Give and receive comments) - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:55:00 PM
    Dennis, a beautiful poem. , :-) your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, I love it!! Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT"

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 7:43:00 PM
    I would like to read the poem Dennis, maybe you can post it here, in two or three different parts. I will look forward in hoping you will share the poem ... luv~ Linda... (soup-mail)

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    Date: 7/19/2013 7:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LINDA- HERE IS MY EMAIL ADDRESS. THAT MAKES IT EASIER. DDEROSE@HVC.RR.COM THANKS...DENNIS
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 7:27:00 PM
    wow! Dennis, your first poem on the soup, is terrific. thank you for sharing a day of your past here on the soup. God Bless... LINDA