Painful Lesson


Small Tendril Rises


Soft Glow Follows


With Raging Fire After


Bare Stubs


Blackened Timbers


Nothing Left To Salvage


Our Church Is Gone


Some Would Say


Never To Return


Parish Gathers


In Shock And Sorrow


The Church Is In Our Hearts


We Who Gather


Kneel And Pray


And With Faith Rebuild


The Sanctuary


We Are The Church


Walking In Christ's Company



Copyright 2001 Joseph A. Merrill III

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Three Poems

Written For Gloria Feltner-Hill
and Her Church Congregation at the
Jeff Missionary Baptist Church
Jeff, Kentucky
After I received News of Their
Loss to Fire
of the Physical Structure
They Had Worshipped In.

I will Post Updates on Rebuilding Efforts and Needs as Gloria Sends them on to me. They will be on the Sad News Page Part of the Class Reunion and Party page Site. Photos of the Church on fire, News stories and the Church's History are already posted.  If any Classmate Knows of other worthy Situations where web based information Transfers and postings will help let me Know, Joseph A. Merrill III

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