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Please, God

By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 27, 2013

Please, God

By Margaret Jansson Day

Two little, moist little hands, dear Lord,
Are clasped in prayer tonight,
Two little starlit, window-eyes
Are shuttered up quite tight.
One little rosebud mouth is saying words of grace;
And the loveliest light in the whole wide world
Is mirrored in her face –

“Keep my soldier Daddy safe,
Bring him home again –
That’s all my Mommie and I could ask,
Please do it, God … Amen.”

(1943)



3 Comments »

  1. And the same prayer was being said that same day in German and Russian and Japanese and a dozen other languages.

    Comment by Mark B. — August 27, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

  2. And, there was a pretty similar scene and words I’m sure, by a certain little boy in Alaska who’s Father was missing in a plane crash…Jan/Feb, 1943.

    Comment by John Tippets — September 15, 2013 @ 10:59 am

  3. Newer readers at Keepapitchinin may not have read John’s post about his family’s experience in Alaska:

    http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/09/22/guest-post-early-days-of-the-anchorage-branch/

    Comment by Amy T — September 15, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

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