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Two Visitors

Douglas H. Mc Clintock 1934 (Sarnia, Ontario)



When I lost my wife
My life fell apart
Twice on a mental floor
And had to start my life over again 1

Knee transplant and passed out
For 3 days, my life was in ruin,
Lost my car license
Had a very bad bicycle accident !

My ill health was winning the battle
I only just got by
But my family became earth angels to me
A dads is a dad no matter what !

Could not walk very far,
Barely see or hear
My pain was here to stay
Thanks life what did I do wrong ?

One day I had a visitor
A man of the cloth, no less
Talked the usual chit chat
And he left just like hat !

Imagine he did not pray for me
I guess I was not worth it at all
Once I was a keen cyclist but no more
But now just a has been !

Soon afterwards another knock on the door
It was Lloyd Wark from my church
He told me, let me in. I want to pray for you
I know you need some Heavenly help !

To think for a moment
A genuine man praying for me and holding hands
To think he really cared enough
For an old geezer like me !!

Two men saw a different situations
One saw a hopeless man and took off
The other saw a soul in need
If only to get me through the day !

Thankyou Lloyd, you are in Heaven now
Sometimes the good die young,
You had a heart of gold
And expressed it to me that day !

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Written on August 11, 2022

Submitted by Dougla$Irishman on August 11, 2022

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