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My sanctuary's no private place Nor is it my workplace It's somewhere I go two times every day A community synagogue of men there to pray I enter early morn oft-times before dawn Then again after work when the day has worn on I head for the same table where I always stand Between two of my friends, each one a fine man When we reach silent prayers, I take three steps back Then three steps forward, and I am on track Closing my eyes, I praise God, my Father, our Friend Soon into Nirvana my thoughts and words blend I ask for myself, friends and family as well Life, health, and wisdom wherever we dwell Bowing low to the Lord for the privilege of praying Three steps back, and farewell I am saying To that special sanctuary where dwells the King of the Universe, whose praises we sing August 18, 2020 Sanctuary Poetry Contest Sponsor: Silent One

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Date: 8/28/2020 8:49:00 PM
Gershon, congratulations on your podium placement! This so reminds me of the parallelism of the Psalms - 38, 20, 96 etc.. This is a beautiful example of your active faith. Thank you so much for being a light by sharing your prayers! Blessings! Also reminds me of Ps. 95.
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Date: 8/23/2020 12:25:00 PM
Great verse, Gershon, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/23/2020 7:10:00 AM
Congratulations on the win Gershon! Well-deserved!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/30/2020 7:56:00 PM
Thanks, Linda. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I've been a little inconsistent lately for some reason. ~ Senior Moments? :) gw
Date: 8/22/2020 10:45:00 PM
What a wonderful daily routine ~ can't help but feel well grounded. Well done, Gershon ~
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/23/2020 9:17:00 AM
Thanks for noticing this one 'sanctuarying' way down there near the bottom of Brian's winner's list. Appreciated, Line. Here's to your winner again with those precious couplets. Happy for you, Gershon
Date: 8/21/2020 8:22:00 AM
Beautiful and moving Gershon. Thanks for sharing!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/21/2020 11:55:00 AM
Thank you for such an uplifting comment, Linda. Light and Joy, Gershon
Date: 8/20/2020 3:28:00 PM
What a glorious write, and a marvelous practice. Wow! Great entry for Silent One's contest.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/20/2020 6:50:00 PM
Thank you, Caren. I appreciate a serious exchange between you and me from time to time. Hope from Heaven, Gershon
Date: 8/19/2020 2:34:00 PM
That's the ideal sanctuary for prayer and meditation, Gershon. In your case, a meeting between father and son! ~ Regards // paul
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/19/2020 6:12:00 PM
Sweet comment, Paul! -- 'a meeting between father and son!' I like that. Thank you so much. Moonlight and Magic, Gershon
Date: 8/19/2020 11:39:00 AM
A lovely couplet! Wonderful poem! All the best in the contest!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/19/2020 6:08:00 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, Krish. Sunlight and Serenity, Gershon
Date: 8/19/2020 4:55:00 AM
A very nice tribute to your place of worship. If we can't find peace in such a sanctuary, it will never be found.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/19/2020 6:06:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words, Jenna. Peace and Prosperity, Gershon
Date: 8/19/2020 12:36:00 AM
Sounds like a safe sanctuary filled with prayer and peace, Gershon, nice write:)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/19/2020 5:56:00 PM
Thank you, Jo. Appreciate your visit and your kind words. Moonbeams and Magic, Gershon
Date: 8/18/2020 11:28:00 PM
special sanctuary where dwells the King of the Universe... Great write Gershon.. Nice couplets.. Good luck..
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/19/2020 5:55:00 PM
Thanks for the encouragement and your good wishes, Jenish. Peace and Prosperity, Gershon
Date: 8/18/2020 8:15:00 PM
Sweet words, Gershon, places of worship do bring a lovely sense of peace and tranquility renown as God's portal, a worthy write . . . : )
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/19/2020 5:36:00 PM
'G-d's portal' - I love that phrase. Sounds like I may just borrow it for a poem or two. (Soup mail, please) Thanks, Indiana! ~ The Wolf at Your Door
Date: 8/18/2020 8:02:00 PM
Tranquility and peace, and the joy of being in communion with the Father, are alive in these lines. Best wishes for the contest. :)
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Evelyn Judy Buehler
Date: 8/22/2020 10:58:00 AM
I'm back to say congratulations on your placement, Gershon. Well done! :)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/18/2020 8:06:00 PM
Thanks for the lovely comment, Evelyn, and for your good wishes. Blessing and Bounty, Gershon
Date: 8/18/2020 7:42:00 PM
Sounds like a great place Gershon to be one with God is the most tranquil and peaceful place to be. I admire and respect your diligence in finding such a worthy and wonderful place. You got my vote for the contest win, my friend...
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 8/18/2020 8:05:00 PM
Thank you for such a perceptive and meaningful comment Michael. You are right. It took me a while to find the right place -- until 2009. Since then, I've been very, very fortunate. Thank you again! Sunlight and Serenity, Gershon