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Poetry by Janine Pickett: "The Eleventh Hour"

August 12, 2016

 

 

 THE ELEVENTH HOUR
(A reaction from watching an elderly couple baptized in Sugar Creek)

Moonlit prayer
spills over
ancient canyon walls
the nameless rise
through living water
a breakthrough
wet hair, white
bony fingers
cradling lost hope
gives way to praise

faces and hands lifted to God
salvation and miracles
formed in breath
released
in the canyon
a shout, an echo, a sigh
a new creation
in Christ
will never die

 

First published in the anthology "Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze"

 

©Janine Pickett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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