Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rosary


She takes the beads from the pouch
that is as timeworn as she.
Her stiff hands slowly begin to move,
as her lips silently begin the prayers.
Though the motion is repetitive,
her heart and soul are in each prayer.
She believes that the beads are the
keys to heaven, and she is ready 
to unlock the gate.


19 comments:

  1. I loved this, Ann. There's perseverance in reciting the Rosary...the last line was a surprise. beautiful ending!:)

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  2. And if she believes it, she's half way there. Fine poem.

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  3. my mother and mother-in-law were both fervent rosary pray-ers.

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  4. Very, very well done.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  5. A very strong belief she has indeed!

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  6. Regardless of my beliefs, there is no doubt that following a religion gives comfort to many people. You have captured this beautifully.

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  7. You have portrayed faith very well in these lines.

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  8. I like this very much. I love the comparisons drawn between her and her beads, both aged and both sincere. I feel her internal age conveyed just as much, if not more, than her external (physical) age. I think she has had a hard life, and it has only brought her closer to God over the years.

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  9. The beauty of faith...such a lovely poem.

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  10. Very well stated and I have visions of my mother while reading it.,

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  11. Nicely done. Saying the rosary is really a form of meditation, but don't tell that to its adherents...they'll freak out!

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  12. Very nice post and poem. Reminds me of my mother also. Thanks for the visit.

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  13. Very beautiful. Reminded me of my mother. :)

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  14. Meditative prayer. I think Catholics have NO problem with that :) And of course, any kind of meaningful prayer, repetitive or not, is beautiful!

    Love the photos, love the words.

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  15. My mom carried a rosary just like that one!

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