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.
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