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Helen D. Cannon

Honorable Mention 2008 Utmost Christian Poetry Contest: $50

About this Christian Poet:
During my early years as an elementary school teacher, I came to a deep faith in Christ, a step which led me to pursue an M.A. in biblical studies at Regent University. I subsequently traveled to South Africa where I served as a missionary and associate pastor in a Johannesburg church for 12 years. A few years ago I retired to the Virginia countryside, renovated an old school house, and fell in love with hummingbirds and poety. I continue to return to my beloved Africa to see friends and preach in churches.

Clouds Drift

Clouds drift in
like sleeping snowmen,
hips piled high,
melting their brief way
across the sky
until they disappear from sight,
like good friends who died before their time.

Copyright ©2008 by Helen D. Cannon