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David Vanderpool


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I am 58 years old and have lived in the Winona Lake area of Indiana for 16 years with my wife and children. I have written poetry for many years and use it primarily in personal ministry. For most of the past two years I have been recovering from cancer, something that God has used to impact my life in remarkable ways. I wrote a series of poems about the emotional and spiritual struggles that accompany having an illness like cancer. I used these to encourage people I met while going through kemo and radiation therapy. Since then, I have used them to minister to many people who struggle with cancer.

I work with the chaplaincy in the healthcare wing of a local retirement village near my home where two of my three daughers also work. My wife often accompanies me and we find it very rewarding to be involved in the lives of the people who live there.

My website address is http://callofissachar.com (Temporarily inactive)

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May 13, 2021

A White Ball of Fur
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A White Ball of Fur

A white ball of fur, so fluffy and soft
He was the first dog of our household I recall
So soft and white, we named him, Snowball

Living on a farm, he was a natural
A lively pup so cuddly and fun
With him I'd have such a time to run

Fearless he enjoyed the barn
Running everywhere, even under cows' feet
Yet, never stepped on the cows never missed a beat

Missing those cows or that farm, I believe
We moved and in that move he went astray
At the new farm he would not stay

There have been many pets since then
But it is especially Snowball I remember when


A White Ball of Fur(c)2005 Quentin Clingerman


Note: Reading of Everett's loss of Lucky sent me into a pet reverie. It was a long time before I became attached to another pet.

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