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daddy’s fire fell

our family
four-part was
really only
three,
as daddy
always sung
the melody
in the bass.

we didn’t
much mind
and neither
did the
Holy Ghost.

and when
daddy’s fire
fell, didn’t no
one sing. not
a one. God
moves in the
still, small
voice. and
with eyes all
about, He’s all
in all.

when the silence
fell, we looked
to the floors,
counting knot holes
for them souls
left to face
the wrath
of a silent
God.

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One thought on “daddy’s fire fell

  1. This poem sings with such an authentic voice that it makes you feel as if you should go to the mountaintop in the fall when the leaves are all turning color and try to understand the true nature of God. The story hidden in the poem catches the reader up and makes him search for meanings and events stated but unstated. This is fine poetry.

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