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I Know a Place: a poem by Janice Canerdy

Photo: close in the foreground, sunflowers, yellow with brown centers, then field after field of sunflowers stretching into the distance and, far away, what could be a city, with rays of sunlight streaming down on it from the clouds, image by alberto agostini, on Pixabay.

fields of sunflowers, image by alberto agostini, on Pixabay

I Know a Place

I know a place where no one cries,

where all rejoice and no one dies,

where no one utters sad good-byes

or weary sighs,

for no one leaves,

despairs, or grieves.

Though I have not yet seen this place

called Heaven, when I’ve run Earth’s race,

at last I’ll see my Savior’s face.

Through loving grace,

He saved my soul

and made me whole.


Janice Canerdy is a retired high-school English teacher from Potts Camp,

Mississippi. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, journals,

and magazines, including Spirit Fire Review, The Hypertexts, Westward

Quarterly, Bitterroot, Society of Classical Poets Journal, Lighten Up Online,

Saturday Evening Post, Penwood Review, Better Than Starbucks, and LIVE

(by Gospel Publishing House). Janice is the author of Expressions of Faith

(Christian Faith Publishing, 2016). She is the President of the Mississippi

Poetry Society, Inc.

(December 2023 issue)

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Dec 18, 2023

Such words of comfort! "I know a place... where no one utters sad good-byes... for no one leaves, despairs, or grieves." And the best part is that it's true!

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