FOLLOWING MOMMA TO CHURCH

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    FOLLOWING MOMMA TO CHURCH


    Walking out the front door on this wonderful Easter Sunday,
    As my daddy rolls over for the second part of his normal sleep.
    “Rest”, he stated was needed for him to fulfill his obligations on Monday.
    I just couldn’t understand how he could simply skip past this important,
    Wonderful Sunday.
    As if he had some other pre-planned, fruitless appointment he was forced to keep.
    Something more important than the teachings of, Jesus The Christ, he seeks?
    So as I often did, I rushed and grabbed the hand of my beautiful mommy,
    As she escorted me out of our house toward the Lord’s Grand Sanctuary,
    Disappointment moved randomly through the walls of my small, full tummy.
    My mind ran until it grew tired, and the thoughts became too scary.
    Would we ever worship as a family again?
    Or is this where the beginning of the end begins?
    All too much for me to understand at the growing age of eight,
    My daddy missing church Sunday after Sunday-
    I just really, really hate.

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    jademelissa74 commented on FOLLOWING MOMMA TO CHURCH

    12-07-2009

    Well done Orson. This is a piercing piece that inflicts reflection upon the readers. How many times have we ALL missed church for pity reasons? Ahhh....if we can only see the blessing that are missed when we simply walk away from God....the world would be a much better place. You will forever hold a special place in my heart...My original friend from original poetry :)) Love ya!

    aggieprof commented on FOLLOWING MOMMA TO CHURCH

    05-06-2009

    Well done. Great message to all dads. Particularly like the last 3 lines.

    nhorlandi commented on FOLLOWING MOMMA TO CHURCH

    05-06-2009

    You can't blame Daddy, perhaps he's tired working to hard for the family to survive. Nevertheless Sunday is a day of worship thanking the Lord. Yeah, Daddy should never miss one day for the Almighty. This is a good family poem. I like it.

    lonewolf commented on FOLLOWING MOMMA TO CHURCH

    05-04-2009

    love your writing. makes you stop and think of whats important in life. very well written. another 10

    beautifuldeath commented on FOLLOWING MOMMA TO CHURCH

    05-03-2009

    thoughtful write. well written. 10 from me

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