Moody, D. L with that good News.



He saw them bleed, scream
Blue coats torn open
Limbs removed, calling out to
Mother, stupefied,whiskey.
Doctor head down, sawing.
He felt their pain and outrage.
Could imagine all the
Spiritual wounding and loss.
War between the states.
YMCA backed Dwight.


Later back to Chicago.
Saw the great fire pop up
Most houses taken down.
Housewives bemoaning the
Treasures in the flames and smoke.
Gobbled up. Bankrupt.


All observations, heartaches pointed
To preaching.
To helping THROUGH.
Often simple storytelling.
Folk running to his words.
Up to the front.
Leered at by "proper" sermonizing
Pharisees.


Friend Ira Sankey
Singing the best for God.
Best of baritone.
England, Scotland, Northern States.
Changed forever.
Campuses of youth.
Soon a Bible Institute, Chicago.
A book publishing house.
All marvelous, heroic.
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Written on March 19, 2023

Submitted by dougb.19255 on March 19, 2023

Modified on March 19, 2023

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Stanza Lengths 10, 6, 8, 9

Wayne Blair

Born in London. Graduated law 1976 Practised eleven years, Married Hilary 1974 Two kids Lauren 1980 And Jordan 1987. Business failed 1987. Moved not knowing whither. Happy hills of Waterloo Region. Mennonite Country. Thirty four years in Industry. No complaints. Poet, photographer, nature hiker. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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