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Kathleen Carlson

About this Christian Poet:
Kathleen Carlson writes a variety of poetry from serious to humorous, and in a variety of forms from sonnets to doggerel. Her recent book, Spiritual Reflections and Some Not So, shows the versatility of her writing and her depth of spiritual understanding.

Four strangers burst into my life

Four strangers burst into my life,
          one wore blue, one wore night.
The one in blue helped me
          off the ground
          where the one in night
          had struck me down.
One in white stitched
          my torn face shut
          where the one in night
          had bruised and cut.
Another in white
          replaced the teeth
          that the one in night
          scattered in the street.
Four strangers burst into my life—
God, bless the three
          with length of days,
          with health,
          with wealth,
          with honor bright,
and curse that bastard
          who wore night.

Copyright ©2015 by Kathleen Carlson