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Tuesday
May182010

We Have Said The Words (1995)

We Have Said The Words

 

 

We have said the words in our heads

Ten thousand times before

 At October we reach and exceed our grasp

Today the finish line

 

Our horse was not the favorite

A secret circle kept alive her name

Placing bets despite the odds

All winnings go to charity

 

We will not lose our Emily disciples

Past October they will not rest

The churches we create are hymns among us

Playing without fear—we sing the second verse

 

 

(written for my three-year-old daughter Emily during her chemotherapy protocol for Wilms' Tumor, 1995)

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