Wednesday, March 16, 2016

In a Patch of Clover

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when the saints go marching in
tell me who will be in that
parade...

how many will watch
from the sidelines
holding their  brightly
colored balloons

praying for ascension
into the heavenly realm
who are the sinners
and who are the
saints...sometimes
it is hard to tell

how many will be
left behind wondering
why, why, why

in the great highlands
you can hear the drone
of the bagpipes, wailing
a sorrowful song...a bit
of Celtic thunder...

a four leaf clover placed
in open hands a bit of
wonder

posted for Poets United
writing about Saints...

and I wonder...

36 comments:

  1. When that day comes, then we'll know why.

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    1. so true...I just hope that day doesn't come soon

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  2. Hand of wonder! How great for this day and for Spring

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    1. Thank Cloudia - Hope spring brings wonders your way

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  3. The day so hopefully stay far far away for many a more days.

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    1. Let us hope and in the meantime enjoy each day to the fullest.

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  4. I LOVE this! Love the wail of the bagpipes, love the wonder.............Loved every line.

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    1. Thank you my friend...I went to a parade last weekend and actually heard the bagpipes..so enjoyable.

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  5. "left holding our balloons", now that's an image i never conjured up before

    Thanks for dropping in to read mine Trudessa

    much love...

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    1. Hi Gillena, maybe, if we lighten our load we can float skyward..

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  6. Oh that parade will be marvelous. I hope I meet you there. What a great poem!

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    1. and I hope to meet you there as well...

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  7. Wonderful! For each event of Justice, there are saints. We can see who acts and who turns away and who at least has a balloon or a pen. OH--and then THE Saints at the final Judgment--mystery and wonder--what a spectacle that would be, what a wailing of bagpipes! And those of us who do God's will and those of us who are prodigal and maybe everyone will be there. Who can say?

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    1. Susan there is so much to ponder...who is to say as we know not the day...

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  8. It's a day no one is looking forward to. Meanwhile enjoy life to the fullest as you said.

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    1. Try and enjoy the day - and today is St Patrick's Day! So have a bit of fun...

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  9. Lovely . Happy finding your page
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  10. Just hope I am watching and not warming my backside some place else.

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    1. I am sure you will be in that parade Old Egg...have a great day!

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  11. Made me think of that clover as confetti - oh to catch it and make a wish - magical write :)

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    1. Ah, I like that image...may there be rejoicing in a shower of luck...

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  12. This made me smile, Truedessa. I am sure that the Celtic thunder will be present in great abundance! I think we all hope to be in that procession~

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    1. I think that thunder will be heard throughout the world.

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  13. who are the sinners
    and who are the
    saints...sometimes
    it is hard to tell

    True that.. such a magnificent write.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. I am sure that parade would have marching bands from all walks of life.

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  14. Happy St Patrick's if you are celebrating!

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    1. Happy St Patrick's Day Dezzie!

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  15. how many will be
    left behind wondering

    One needs to be judgemental to appreciate the goodness extended by the 'saints' or may miss the opportunity. This is because what good they do are unheralded. Rightly so Truedessa!

    Hank

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    1. I think we might need to re-define the word "saint" - so many have walked the road unnoticed.

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  16. I know which one I am, and a big old sinner it is! Loved this retelling of "When the Saints Go Marching In." There is a great Sara Groves song called "When the Saints" that is another look at who the saints really are, and what circumstances they must confront. This poem reminded me to look her up again. Thanks! Amy

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    1. Amy, thanks, I looked up Sara Groves song and it was very moving. Saints come from very diverse backgrounds and they all have carried their load or burden in the journey.

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  17. Well I hope it would be a wonderful parade ~

    And Happy St. Patrick day to you ~

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    1. Well, I am not sure how that parade would play out.

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    1. Thank you Walter for taking the time to read...

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    2. ps - smiling at Trueness...that is a new one...

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