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Knight of the Heart (knightsheart)

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//Living water comes//

//A well dug for the body//

//School for all young minds//

//Copyright by Sean Vessey, September 28, 2018 Amazing changes at #Pawel #Uganda2018

I Sam 10:6 & 12:24

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//Beneath mango trees grew a Church//

//Village children played with kick balls//

//Around the white van all kids surge//

//Beneath mango trees grew a Church//

//Laughter propelled little one’s charge//

//No longer welcome in these walls//

//Beneath mango trees grew a Church//

//Village children played with kick balls//

////Copyright by Sean Vessey, September 25, 2018 #Uganda2018 #Pawel #poetry

\How good are his feet\

\His feet are bigger\

\Our Lord on Mount of Olives greet\

\How good are his feet\

\Living waters flow to his heartbeat \Over mountains a river\

\How good are his feet\

\\His feet are bigger\\\

Copyright by Sean Vessey September 20, 2018 Inspired in Zechariah 14 1:9 #Uganda2018 #Floods Awaken at 3am Ugandan time by power popping on in our flooded bedroom. Prayers to all those in Panther country for safety.

//Shadows silence ends//

//Flowers weep for future blood//

//Terrible sounds come//

Copyright by Sean Vessey, September 13, 2018

#Uganda2018

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Coffee seeps slowly

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Heartbeats revel locked in place

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Our lips sip in smiles

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Son celebration

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Dance until all dance forever

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Praises ring aloud

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Friendly eyes shine bright

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Tears of joy share water cheeks

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Children amazed

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Our moon winks at night

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Light architecture revels

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Exhausted forms asleep

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Evil smiles at stumbles

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Sin embraced without regret

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Love refused by hate

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Common fever preys

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Go until you drop today

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Uganda culture

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Uganda long days

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Many deep looks at “mono” moments

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What do we bring, smiles

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Amphora entwines

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Spirit beckons from within

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Toes dance joyously

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Copyright by Sean Vessey, October 24, 2017

From Uganda trip

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Casket flowers wither away

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Beneath that hut lies baby’s grave

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Buried deep in Uganda day

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Casket flowers wither away

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Drums sound loud days after all pray

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Traditions clash in a shockwave

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Casket flowers wither away

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Beneath that hut lies baby’s grave

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/ copyright by Sean Vessey, October 8, 2017

Another funeral was for a a baby that was born dead. The parents were encouraged by traditionalists to perform ceremonies to prevent evil from spreading. One parent returned to church. The other harvested corps.

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Five Hundred eyes watched some with tears

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Three days of charcoal for the end

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Prayers heard by all five hundred ears

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Five Hundred eyes watched some with tears

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Fervent pastors harangue with fears

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Near huts did the body descend

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Five Hundred eyes watched some with tears

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Three days of charcoal for the end

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Five Hundred eyes watched some with tears

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Three days of charcoal for the end

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Casket flowers blown by our chairs

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Five Hundred eyes watched some with fears

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Twenty came to Christ without spears

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Many stated Kelly did ascend

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Five Hundred eyes watched some with tears

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Three days of charcoal for the end

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Five Hundred eyes watched some with tears

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Three days of charcoal for the end

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Poor little boy of so few years

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Five Hundred eyes watched some with tears

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Women watched from mats men from chairs

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Rain clouds waited for the last amen

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Five Hundred eyes watched some with tears

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Three days of charcoal for the end

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/ copyright by Sean Vessey, October 4, 2017

A tradition in Africa is to burn charcoal for three days to bring the spirit back to their family ground. The dead are buried by their family hut.

Kelly is the boy in the red shirt. Location: Gulu Children’s Home of Mercy.

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