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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Frnka

The Day God Called Mama Home

The cherubs lined up.

Such cute ones they were.

With horns and tambourines,

They played like the ones from her dreams.

Guiding her home

St. Michael stood protecting her.

Singing with the seraphim,

“Holy, Holy, Holy!”

Her chariot - it glistened -

Sparkling in green and gold.

Fancy - more exquisite than her Cadillac.

The dominous giggled

Wielding rainbows and orbs of light

As they twirled their sceptres

And jousted with their swords.

This is grandma coming home after all!

Teeny, tiny miracles were performed that day.

If you look around you will see.

Those who had gone before her were there

Lifting her towards the throne.

Gabriel announced her entrance.

Uriel stood lighting the way.

Raphael stood presenting her to God.

There were several tiny angels.

Their heads peeking out from behind,

She couldn’t see them until she stood.

They were the little ones she had never held.

Oh what a moment that was!

How she loved them.

She smiled a wide and joyful smile.

The other angels swooped in.

Singing songs of praise.

“Alleluia to God most high!”

God grinned ear to ear and with open arms


“Welcome home daughter! Welcome home!”

The day they called Mama home

Was just an ordinary day, you see.

But there beyond the universe,

Beyond what we can see

Lies a greater universe

The one that we are promised.

And, it is there that the full power

Of God is present

And all of the angels and saints

Line up to sing

To welcome Mama to her eternal home.

Oh what a day, what a day that was!

In memory of my grandmother, Edna Shimek - August 1933 - July 2020.

Have a beautiful day ya'll!

All My Love,


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