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Sanctuary
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By Dale Jordan Heath
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Sanctuary

 

At the top of the stairs,
in the alcove quiet and green,
the angel who guards
in panes of colored glass,
is old, her eyes still amber and brown
bronze the floor with sunlight.
Her hands folded,
alabaster butterflies across
her virgin chest
hint at prayer.

I am entranced,
the ambience holds me captive
in this small space,
where words are spare,
feelings like an evening tide
envelope me, and God
has me in His grasp.
Safe and serene,
I have escaped the world
one more hour, here
between walls,
cushioned by the strength
of His power---together
in this sanctuary.


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Submitted: Thursday, September 21, 2006

Last Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2006

About the Poet
I am a Christan mother, grandmother, wife, aspiring poet, and owner of a bed and breakfast with my husband of 37 years. I love to create an ambience of serenity in my home. I love soft music, the sounds of the birds in my yard, the whir of the ceiling fans,... Time has passed since the first time I wrote my Poet Bio...it has been three years now....in that time my life has changed drastically. We lost our beloved youngest child, our only son, to suicide. It has been devastating...shaking my faith to its core but not destroying it. I have not been inspired to write for quite some time now. I pray that I will be able to emerge from this pain and write with a new passion about my journey. Until that time I ask for prayers and that God will continue to speak to me and give me the peace that passes all understanding.


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