tambourine girl

it was a cruel night
lightning flashing in front
of me in my car
thunder crashing
and rain blinding my driving

I saw a light from a small
building and stopped since
the rain filled the windshield
I heard music

Not sure why I did
I went into the building
being invited by the music

I had without knowing
walked into a small church
and watched as
a teenager
dressed in white
play a black wooden tambourine
with a white scarf hanging from it

another girl, a few years older
she was singing the gospel song
“amazing grace”

both were swaying & dancing!

this is the part
I am unable to explain —
the church was filled with
all ages of people
and as I watched
I was unable to move …
it was like I watched in slow motion
people going to the front
and waiting for
the preacher to pray
for those coming forward
many stayed until I left

without speaking to anyone
I walked to my car
I felt totally renewed

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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