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Mary Elizabeth Lauzon

About this Christian Poet:
Mary Elizabeth Lauzon is author of The Kisses of His Mouth (New Leaf Works 1998) and the poetry CD, Birthday of Life (Blue House Studios 1999). She is editor of the poetry anthology, Open Wide the Doors 2000, published by the Calgary Catholic School District.

Mary is a widely experienced teaching poet and poetry therapist. She has worked many years as a poet for the Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary, the National ArtsSmarts Foundation and the Calgary Arts Partners in Education Society. She is on the Artist Roster of the Glenbow Museum and the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts.

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To Joseph, I say, “Trust me.”
To Anna and Joachim, “It is of God.”
To all others, silence.

But to Elizabeth, cousin, trusted friend,
I say it all…
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit exults in God, my savior.
Yes, from this day forward
all generations will call me blessed
for the Almighty has done great things for me.
Holy is His name.”

And since that day, when one woman listened to another,
when each baby girl is born
on this earth,
this
is her heritage:

a soul proclaiming greatness,
the power of the arm of God,
a spirit exulting,
knowledge of great things,
the name, blessed.

Copyright©1998 by Mary Elizabeth Lauzon