Poetry Sunday

Welcome to CWG’s  very first Poetry Sunday

We must not forget the role and  

responsibility of Art  as a vital

part of that dynamic as well as

the Artist as its’ purveyor.

That is, very simply, you and me.


Our Heroes

High above the gilded cloud                                    

and roar of booming battles loud                        

the spirit of our heroes rise                                    

beyond the gaze of tearful eyes                         

 In their honor unfurl old glory                          

  as we remember each one’s story

 a prayer of thanks for everyone

 for sacrifice and duty done

A folded flag in memory

of all they gave unselfishly

a gift of pride to honor best

the bravery of those at rest.

                                                                                                                                 America’s Heroes

                                             LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS

POPE JOHN PAUL II
TO ARTISTS

1999

To all who are passionately dedicated
to the search for new “epiphanies” of beauty
so that through their creative work as artists
they may offer these as gifts to the world
.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Gn 1:31)

The artist, image of God the Creator

1. None can sense more deeply than you artists, ingenious creators of beauty that you are, something of the pathos with which God at the dawn of creation looked upon the work of his hands. ….captivated by the hidden power of sounds and words, colours and shapes, you have admired the work of your inspiration, sensing in it some echo of the mystery of creation with which God, the sole creator of all things, has wished in some way to associate you.

 Our submissions today recall aspects of freedom including our responsibility to pray, recall and stand for our shepherds.  Never forget!

 In Memorandum July 4, 2012 to September 12, 2012

For the victims of the 9/11/01 World Trade Center tragedy

10 out of 14 Engine Company # 33 firemen

46 individuals from the NY State Tax Dept NYC district    office

Michael R. Canty (Carr Futures WTC No. Tower) resident of Schenectady, NY

                                                “SONG OF SORROW

You can destroy our buildings,

you can make them fall

You can take precious lives,

but you can’t take all.

We believe in angels, that you can’t see

Our faith is stronger, our unity

Men gave their lives, others to save

They did their duty, they were brave

We believe in angels, that they can see

God Blessed our country, land of the free

D.E.D  September 8, 2003

From the novel “The Revelation, Year 2027, it’s Coming  ISBN 978-0-5953-9822-5 iUniverse publishers,   2007   Expanded Edition 2012 (Chapter 22)

In His Image”

No prayer touches God’s heart more profoundly or deeply

Than the prayer which is reverently and humbly uttered

Asking His mercy on the soul of a stranger

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D.E.D.

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                                                      Protect Your Priests

Protect your priests Lord Jesus Christ.

For love of you they give their lives.

For love of you they bear all strife.

Protect your Priests Lord Jesus Christ.

Oh bless your Priests Lord Jesus Christ.

With their consecrated hands,

They feed your Body and Blood to all men.

Bless your Priests Lord Jesus Christ.

Strengthen your Priests Lord Jesus Christ.

The rocky path they walk unsure.

Give them your holy grace to endure.

Strengthen your Priests Lord Jesus Christ.

Have mercy on your Priests Lord Jesus Christ.

On their way to Calvary, pray they don’t abandon thee.

Have mercy on your Priests Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Mother of God, of every Priest

In your mantle tightly wrap.

If they should stray, please bring them back.

Many Thanks to:

Denise Jackson – “Our Heroes”

DED  –    for  “Song of Sorrow” and  “In His Image”

Carol Sbyard – Indiana resident and member of St. Magdalen Parish for         “Protect Your Priests”

Kathryn Cunningham, Poetry Editor, CWG, 6/24/2012

About KathrynCunningham

Kathryn is a retired junior high teacher. A convert with a love for the Church she believes that its teachings have a more than viable application for today's world. She writes practical theological for the people in the pews believing that they have as much right to good catechesis as our youth and converts. Her writings appear on Catholic web sites and local Church publications. She has even been published in the diocese of Australia and most recemtly Zenit. Kathryn holds a Master's in Theology and is a certified spiritual director. Learn more about Kathryn at: www.atravelersview.org
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