Donna Sue Poetry

Category Archives: Catholic Poems from the Heart of a Red Dirt Oklahoma Girl

THE CERAMIC NATIVITY SET

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                        In the darkness of the closet Where no one else could see, There sat a hidden manger scene My Mom had given me. On the shelf above the linens Pushed back and out of sight, So I wouldn’t have to look at it […]

I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A LONG TIME!

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I have been here for a long time, As you can surely see. All friends and family dead and gone, None left to pray for me. If only I had known in life, What waited past death’s door, I would have sacrificed and prayed, More than I had before. I did just what I had […]

I’M WAITING HERE FOR YOU

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Caught up in life and troubled thoughts, I could not see the faces, Of people whom I bumped into, Like I was running races. With things to do, deadlines to meet, I didn’t need distractions, Or condemnation for my haste, And thoughtless, selfish actions. Then in my ear I heard a shout, A voice out […]

OUR LADY OF FATIMA, A PEACE PLAN

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(Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Bison, Oklahoma) ***** ***** ***** ***** So many years have come and gone, Since they knelt at Mary’s feet, Three children born of peasant folk, Who tended to their sheep. Some prophecies have passed their time, But there’s a few that thrive. Our Lady’s promises of peace, When will that […]

SAINT MONICA, PLEASE PRAY FOR ME

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      My tears were falling once again As I bowed my head to pray. It wasn’t for the first time that I ran to church today.   In the coolness of the chapel, I sank down to my knees, Where pain and disappointment seemed To all but smother me.   My husband and […]

HEAVEN PICKED THE PUREST LILY

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  They knew her soul had taken flight, Though it was hard to bear. So standing there at Mary’s tomb They joined in mournful prayer. She had been their Mother since That day on Calvary’s hill, When Christ talked to John about her, Before his voice was still. They could not even fathom The corruption in […]

MY PROMISE AND MY BROWN SCAPULAR

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Worried, kind of desperate, I knelt to say some prayers, But dust and arid dryness were all that filled the air. I thirsted sacred nectar as my heart began to break. I needed grace to fill me and my poor, parched throat to slake. I finally managed one word; it was all that I could […]

OUR NEW PARISH CHURCH

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                  It was noon on All Souls Day As we gathered for the Mass. We bowed in adoration When we knelt upon the grass.   Set in that Oklahoma field, That warm November day, Was the start of new adventure When our Priest began to pray.   […]

MASS OF ANCIENTS

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  Gold candlesticks are shining; As the altar’s all aglow, So starts the mass of ancients, As angels bow down low. While the choir intones its high chant, The procession’s drawing nigh, Rose incense wafting upwards to Our mighty God on high. Then solemn altar boys approach, With Crucifix in hand, They trail before the […]

A YOUNG WARRIOR’S PRAYER

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 A rosary clasped tightly In his little hands A small little guy with A spiritual plan His worries were big as He knelt by his bed While thoughts of his daddy Kept filling his head “My son”, Dad had whispered I am counting on you Take care of your mom and Take care of you, […]