Writing for Joy: An Unpublished Showcase

This poem is a true story. This was the first powerful and truly meaningful experience that I had in my life – and this is the first time I have set it down in any form of writing. Are you ready? Then I’ll begin…

“Our Father who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name…”
A child’s words spoken every night
Not in faith but out of fright:
Fear for the Soul in the depth of sleep-
“I pray the Lord my Soul to keep.”

I was twelve, or perhaps thirteen
When I went through My Epiphany:
Alone in my room, restless, feeling strange
I sat cross-legged on the floor when I felt The Change-
It began in my head-I heard a new voice
“Hello child, Time to make your Choice.”

Who are you? I asked with fear,
A smile replied “your Soul knows me well my dear.
I…

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