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Beach Church

"Everyday, people stray away from the church and go back to God." - Lenny Bruce I kneel upon an ocean beach to pay attention to some creature in the sand. A choir of seagulls breaks out in song and swells my soul and the surf roars, “Let us spray.” Many little crabs scurry amongst the rocks to take up a collection of what there is there of sustenance. Their simple prayer: "Please, feed us and save us from wild bird flocks.” The sea tide rushes in and through crevices it bursts; I hear its word whilst it sings me a doxology for the trinity as beautiful as any church services. The only thing I miss is the sermon. Nonetheless, I feel a better person.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 10/5/2011 5:27:00 PM
Congrats John on a wonderful win for this brilliant creative write luv... enjoy ..kudos..
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Date: 10/5/2011 10:34:00 AM
Beautifully written John. Congratulations on you win
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Date: 10/5/2011 8:32:00 AM
Well done. Excellent poem.
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Date: 10/4/2011 3:25:00 PM
Yes, if one goes out in nature and doesn't see and feel God something is wrong..Enjoyed reading your work..Congrats..Sara
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Date: 10/4/2011 1:48:00 PM
Congratulations on your win John in "The Church By The Ocean" contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/28/2011 4:56:00 PM
why should church be confined to a building? Lovely idea you give John. While the poem has a feeling of serenity, the last line of 1st verse threw me with giggles. :)
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Date: 9/27/2011 12:56:00 AM
wow, john, What a splendid sonnet you did. I did mine like a sonnet too but with an actual church. However, I really enjoyed your meaning of YOUR sonnet. Very innovative! One of the best in the contest. Just catching you as I get ready to finally go off here. LUv,Andrea
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Date: 9/26/2011 6:37:00 PM
I love it that it sings me... and I love this poem. Thanks, JS. ~N
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Date: 9/26/2011 4:39:00 PM
Thank you for this lovely entry, I am sending you a soupmail in a moment ~~
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Date: 9/26/2011 2:29:00 PM
He is everywhere. Tony
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