Donna Sue Poetry

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WHEN THEY COME TO ME

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They always seem to come to me, just when I fall asleep. As the darkness over whelms me, into my mind they seep. They’re the faces of my loved ones, yet some I’ve never known. They push and pull into my dreams; some plead, some cry and moan. “You have the chance to kiss our […]

O MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

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  O MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS It wasn’t for the first time that I stepped inside to pray. The church was cool and empty, and I had so much to say. But I barely said I love you when tears began to fall. I tucked my face inside my veil, and waited for it […]

Veronica’s Veil

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  Veronica could not compete with the roaring, raucous mob, Though no one heard her plea to move, she pushed with one last sob. Compassion and persistence had begged her try again, And just that quick she found herself before the man condemned.   It’s then he fell beneath the cross that forced him to […]

PRAYERS FOR THE DYING, PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD

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Again, it seemed a rainy day had led me to a dream, My rosary wrapped around my hand and coffee full of cream. As I settled with a book to read then drifted off to sleep, I found myself within a fog upon a rocky heap.   It seemed the stones around my feet were […]

EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

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In the shadow of a doorway I hung back behind the swarm So scared by what had happened As I watched the mounting storm.   Golgotha’s hill was covered With an angry ugly crowd Some cursed and shouted “Crucify!” While others wailed out loud.   The air seemed filled with demons There was hatred everywhere […]

Rosary on the Headboard

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I stumbled through my daily grind Right up until midnight, Then fell in bed without my prayers; I knew it wasn’t right.   So tired I was; almost asleep, But thoughts kept waking me, To rise and pray a rosary Upon my bended knees.   But my rosary beads were knotted Around my head board […]

OUR PARISH PRIEST

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  Long days and nights are what he spends As shepherd to his flock Of souls who need his tending care Sometimes around the clock It’s early every morning when He hits his knees to pray Late nights prostrate upon his face He wrestles in the fray Each day upon the altar stone He offers […]

TO YOUR ROSARY I CLING

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Queen of the Holy Rosary My Queen and Mother too, I’m kneeling here in tears today And asking help from you   There’s more than just a raging storm I’m lost and all alone I need your help to pick me up From where my life’s been thrown   I’m holding to your promises To […]

THE PROPHECY OF SIMEON

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  O Simeon, O Simeon, What prompted you to say Grievous words you spoke to Mary That made her cry that day? While Mary climbed the temple steps, Was your soul set on fire? Could you hear the loud “Hosannas” Sung by an Angel choir? When God showed you our salvation, Her tiny child just […]

THE SWEETEST HEART OF JESUS

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    From the corner of my church pew, Sometimes I feel alone, When I see the happy couples, In love when I’m alone.   I hide behind my lacy veil, And duck my head to pray, ‘Please, Jesus, be my Valentine This sweetheart’s special day.’   I look up past the altar rails, And […]