Submit a Poem
Get Your Premium Membership

Read rispetto Poems Online



God’s Way

On the south side of the beach at Coogee Bay,
a commotion drew me closer to inspect.
The devotion witnessed stays with me today,
kneeling in prayer people showing respect.
The Immaculate Virgin Mary appeared,
Catholic fervour to the coast had been steered.
Everyone was hoping for a Miracle,
what I narrate is true, not satirical.

Was I witnessing a Lourdes repetition?
Right then my religious beliefs were tested.
Do I doubt the truth in this apparition?
Do I wait until it has been attested?
With my faith invigorated, still in awe
I now overcame my spiritual flaw.
As I meditated Our Lady’s presence, 
I understood my baptism in its essence.

Like wild fire the news through communities spread.
They came in thousands, most have worshipped and prayed.
The sun on the fence cast its shadows, instead
Of Lady Mary’s image with Her arms splayed.
Until this day people still pray at the Shrine.
The thought alone still sends shivers down my spine.
It may have been an optical illusion,
“God works in curious ways”, the conclusion.

For contest: Jesus and Mary for Easter
Sponsor :Debbie Guzzi



Please Login to post a comment

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 8:48:00 PM

    Robert, a passionate pen.. congrats on your win!
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 12:08:00 PM

    I this one made a mark on me the 1st time read, you' poem is a small wonder, and a huge tribute, when we efface, she falls into place aside us, congrats on your win my faithful one, luv xxx
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 9:57:00 AM

    Very philosophical and practical write. Congrats on the fine win, ronald
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 9:33:00 AM

    Stopping by to confirm my good opinion of this poem; congrats on merited win Ronald. // paul
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 8:24:00 AM

    divinely written,, best wishes on your splendid award, ronald.. huggs
  1. Date: 4/3/2014 9:02:00 PM

    gosh , this really happened ?? you saw it? You will have to soupmail me and give me the details. I find this kind of thing so fascinating, especially since I am not Catholic. ARe you? Very interesting entry for Debs.
  1. Date: 4/3/2014 11:43:00 AM

    Beautiful poem Ronald...and as MR said, not an easy form to write. // Here in Malta one finds great devotion towards The Virgin Mary, especially during this time of the year. // paul
  1. Date: 4/3/2014 10:43:00 AM

    This is a lovely write, Ronald. Mary is blessed above all women, for she was the mother of Christ, favored by God. I don't worship her, as I believe there is only one mediator between God and man, Jesus Christ, but I am fully aware of the venerated place Mary has. If you have time...Listen to this song by Darmody, Mary Did you Know. The song just moves me in such a powerful way. What an awesome privilege it must have been to be Mary. Amazing thought...
  1. Date: 4/3/2014 7:11:00 AM

    I will say this, you've picked a very difficult form for this contest, and you executed it well, I know for a fact this form can be limiting, still yo managed to say it all with a sense of rhyme and balance, skillful tools when writing xxx
  1. Date: 4/3/2014 7:09:00 AM

    Dear Ron, when it comes to Mother Mary I don't believe it's only an optical illusion, if the soul is prepped, and the eyes are revved, then all that you see is the vision of her great loveliness, such an amazing write from you, glad she touched your heart, as she did mine, sending my luv, and kisses in the wind, xxx