Maurice Harris

Rookie - 122 Points (29 April 1971 / Louisville, KY)

Beautiful Child Of God (Dedicated To Cecilia Bell: 1976-2012) - Poem by Maurice Harris

Why would God take someone with so much life left to live! ?
For what, pray tell, might He no longer allow her to give
All that she has-and still could! ? Only He knows, we will never.
Yet, the life she did live, gifted us memories time may not sever,
Nor erase-for, we are far bettter for the time He did allow.
We have been Blessed far more than our grief belies now.
May we grow to remember her as fondly in her absence
From this Earth, with her charm, wit, and pleasance,
As we did when she was amongst us, in our temporary place.
May we gather at times to see the ever-present smile upon her face
Once again, to uplift us whensoever we may be downtrodden;
This single action alone should more than suffice, to broaden
Our understanding as to why Heavenly Father needed her in His Elysium.
Beautiful Child of God, we shall be with you again, when our time here is done.

-Maurice Harris,25 August 2012

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012


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