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Angels in Light Christmas offer 2021

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Before I was an artist…

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In July

Written by people.everyday.

July 25, 2020

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In July

Sparklers are bright in the midnight sky

Barbeques and picnics for the 4th of July

Parades with floats pass us by

We put on smiles and silently cry

We three who grieve in July

We know the hour, the minute,

the moment, and second our lives forever changed….

We who grieve in July

Anger pain and disbelief

Our question  is…why…why..why?

Shawn was first to be called home

A military man…he helps guard God’s Throne

Along with St. Michael

He protects God’s  home

Jordan and Tiff

What a happy pair!

Their musical gifts would fill the air

What a happy pair!  

Their  musical  gifts would fill the air

God needed a composer with talent and flair.

He called on Jojo because  he cared

And then there was Tiffany, boy could she she sing!

God asked her to do solos because that was her “thing”

For some unknown reason beyond  our control

God called you each by name to your heavenly  home

Three Mother’s who grieve each July,

happy but empty as time goes by

We wait for the day we grieve no more

Jordan Shawn and Tiffany meet us at the gate to Heaven’s door.

We love and miss you.

Today I dedicate this poem to two friends and mothers who share the heartbreak of losing a child.  It is for Marlene and Regina.

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