Below is the poem entitled Just Checking In which was written by poet
Carrillo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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A Minister was passing by his Church in the middle of the day.
He decided to go and check to to see who had come in to pray.
He notice a man comming through the back door and down the
aisle. The Minister frowned as he notice the man had not shaved
in days and was wearing shaby clothes.
The man knelt down for a moment than got up and left. In the days
that followed he notice - the man came in at the same time everyday.
He did the same thing - knelt down for a moment, got up and walked
away. One day he thought that the man might want to rob the Church.
He stopped the man and asked him - why he only stayed for a moment?
The man told him - my name is Jim and I work down the road in the
factory, lunch time is only 1/2 an hr, but it's the only time I have to pray.
The factory is far away. This is just what I say. I just came in to tell you
Lord how happy I have been, since we found eachother's friendship
and you took away my sin. I don't know much of how to pray. But I think
about you everyday - So JESUS - this is Jim just checking in.
The Minister felt foolish then. He knelt at the alter and repeated Jim's
prayer, but one day Jim stopped comming. The Minister got worried. He
went to the factory and asked about him. They told him that Jim had an
accident and was in the hospital. The Minister went to see him. He asked
the nurse how he was doing - she said he was getting better, but could
not understand why he was so happy, when no one came to see him.
The Minister went to his bedside. Old Jim spoke up with a smile. He said
the nurse don't know, but everyday at noon a dear friend of mine comes
to see me. He sits by me, takes my hand and says to me - I just came
again to tell you Jim - how happy I have been. Since we found this friendship
and I took away your sin. I love to hear you pray. I think about you every
day and so Jim - this is JESUS checking in today...
Note: I did not write this poem. It
was sent to me a long time ago I
don't know who wrote it. I just thought it
was beautiful and I wanted you to read it too.
It was a lot longer, but I made it shorter. I hope
you like it....