Blooming From Roots 3 of 3 -true story poem finale
Blooming From Roots #3 of 3 -(finale)
I pass the dying bodies of - mothers, girls and boys.
But I must leave this awful place where sinful man destroys.
Through bullets, can I make it? I really do not know.
I start across the clearing. I stumble as I go.
It seems to take forever. I'm determined so, to put -
this nightmare far behind me. I hurt from head to foot.
The chopper blades are noisy. The dust blows in my face.
Some bullets zing right past my head. I quicken up my pace!
Just when I'm feeling hopeful, a bullet rips my side.
I fall with all the others and I think I'll miss my ride.
I have no strength to run again. I'm bleeding real bad.
I put my right hand on my side. That chance was all I had.
I'm feeling weak and failing fast. While dying here, I cry.
I vainly wave for someone's help - so futilely I try...
And then the lights go out. It's black. I've failed with the others -
those who came so very close - fathers, mothers, brothers...
When terror roots, a rebel shoots and death is what he gives -
yet blooming now from ugly roots, a lovely flower lives!
And two weeks later, I wake up, with coma finally over.
And though I ache from head to toe, I 'see' green fields of clover.
I 'see' a land so beautiful - a land that most can't see -
a land of milk and honey, of opportunity.
Now five years later, it came true. I'm thankful still today.
Though I don't know who rescued me, I'm in the USA!
It seems as though I'm born again - and not just 'physically'.
I 'see' this land more beautifully - and it comes 'spiritually'.
An everlasting land in Heav'n - if Jesus lives within.
He picks us up right where we fall - if we've been born again.
The day is very peaceful. Although the terror looms,
As God creates the beauty, His precious child blooms.
(pictures of Jellee/Veronica and her bullet wounds can be seen at "Gander Poems")
©2012 louis gander / www.ganderpoems.org
Copyright © louis gander | Year Posted 2016
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