Treasure Island

Roxanne Dubarry

(October 4,1954 / Seattle, Washington)

Six Years

Six years of my life devoted
To poetry, so the world may come
To know, through my simple words,
The message tha I heard many
Years ago as a young girl.

One eventful summer day, a
Christian Counselor and Friend led
Me to my Lord Jesus Christ,
He is the candle light of my world!

That summer of 1968 I was thirteen.
Being a Christian was better than all my dreams.
However, my beloved mother of
Mine always would say, 'Roxanne,
You were saved at the age of nine! '

When I was nine, I ran around
Our church shouting, 'I am free! '
When I was thirteen a huge
Weight was lifted off of me!
Original verison: June 28,1990
Revised version: October 8,2010

Submitted: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

When I meant that I had been writing poetry seriously for six years,
go by the earlier 1990 date. That is a very brief autobiographical poem. We lived in Mountlake Terrace and attended the First Presbyertian Chruch. My entire family was baptised.

When I was thirteen, we lived in Lake Bay Washington. My grandmother
Ethel May Evans and her second husband, Jim Nicholas paid for Brian Dean Dubarry, age 12, and Dale Guy Dubarry age 9, and me to attend
a Bible Camp. Although that maximum age limit was 12, she convinced them to let me attend. Lynn wanted to also but she was 15.

Brian and I were crowned the King and Queen of Bible camp because they believed our conversion experiences were real and we were the most dedicated children. The last only three campers threw their sticks into the campfire: The three Dubarry children. I being the eldest child present, was the first one to dedicate her life
to serving Jesus Christ.

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