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In Pursuit

By Jo Ann Alo / February 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

In my search toward a deeper knowing of God, I asked my Husband why he loves his kids. His answer, “I can’t imagine doing anything else.” ———————————————– “God, who made the world and everything in it…”  This verse pored over the grounds of my mind and filled my cup with comprehension. The richness of it…

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Without a Sound

By Jo Ann Alo / January 1, 2013 / 2 Comments

I eat, and it does not satisfy…Yet, I want for more.I sleep, and I wake,while rest waits at my door.I wash and dress,longing for change…Though my garments are fresh,they’re just more of the same.How do You whisper, without a sound?Make plenty,without being found?How do You embrace, without touch…sooth, comfort,and cover up?The body brings pain,the Spirit echoes life.You,…

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Death's Lie

By Jo Ann Alo / June 22, 2009 / 0 Comments

Death, why do you call me,as if to comfort me?You beg me to ask…“Is death better than life?”Look at me.My body is taut, my head reeling,my eyes fogged with tears.Surely, you are no comfort.Death does not come to me,it beckons me.Life comes to me,settles my flesh, stills my head,and clears my eyesto the horizon.(2004)

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We Are Sisters

By Jo Ann Alo / June 22, 2009 / 0 Comments

The little girl who was just like me,looks like me,even sometimes acts like me.She shared my first doll,my first day,my first date.She knew my deepest secret,my brightest moment,my favorite place.We share a distance no one else has been,laughter no one else finds funny,and stories no one else can tell.We are sisters.(2001)

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Walking the Wall

By Jo Ann Alo / June 22, 2009 / 0 Comments

I came to tell you,thank you,for that priceless gift you gave.I wanted to finally meet you,and touch your noble name.I sense your heroism around me,as I walk the long still Wall.I pause at the sound of the trumpet,as it plays its sobering psalm.The sacrifice will not be forgotten,that your life was cut in half.I am…

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Baby's Farewell

By Jo Ann Alo / June 22, 2009 / 0 Comments

I’m sorry I went so soon today,I left without so much as a kiss.I was told, though my stay was short,I am already missed.I want you to know I’m safe and sound,that my spirit lives on in peace.I am grateful for the chance you gave,I look forward to the day we meet.My gifts were the…

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Beauty

By Jo Ann Alo / June 22, 2009 / 0 Comments

Thank you Lordfor making me see,That Youare the beauty in me.No makeup or hair,or latest fashion,can satisfythis misguided passion.To have and holdthe perfect self,is not obtainedfrom upon a shelf.But by my hopein ChristI inherit,The unfailing beauty,of a gentle quiet spirit.(2004)

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My Daughter Is…

By Jo Ann Alo / June 22, 2009 / 0 Comments

A model of simplicity.A lesson in sincerity.The strength I never knew I had.The direction toward a straighter path.The desire for simple truth.The fire that ignites my youth.The anticipation of a glorious day.A reason to want to stay.The appetite for what is right.A source of sound insight.A voice where love in prompted.And the friendI have always…

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Prayer Is…

By Jo Ann Alo / June 22, 2009 / 0 Comments

Where doubt ends, and faith begins.Where regrets die, and forgiveness lives.Where tears stain,and the soul is washed.Where weakness is torn down,and stength built up.Where dreams are born,and laughter breathes.Where hatred is bridled, and love set free.Where battles are surrendered,and peace is won.Where hopes are shared, and miracles spun.Where pride descends,and humility climbs.Where the Holy Spirit…

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The Adopted Child

By Jo Ann Alo / June 17, 2009 / 0 Comments

God delivered me to earth today,in the form of a tiny seed.He heard you could not carry me,so He disguised me as a weed.He said I would bring many tears,of heartbreak and delight.He said I was the prayer,of a chosen man and wife.Your eyes are the source of my unveiling,the rose I meant to be.I…

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