Grover

mcyoung

San Antonio, United States

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Grover was one of the Household where I first lived in the Woodland Park Community. The background is a view of Pikes Peak as seen from the community in 1978.

I added the John Wayne pics because Grover so admired the man that he attached a lifesize photo of him to the ceiling of the bathroom in our Family Bldg. That made me laugh when first I noticed it. Grover’s ways were much like John Wayne too. He was a Righteous man and I both loved and respected him.

This poem is about the day I took off up the mountain that flanked our community grounds intending to do God knows what. I only knew I was an emotional wreck and slipping fast into an abyss from which I was certain I’d never return.

I do not know how long I’d been up there on the mountain but think it had been a few hours and dark would be falling soon. I heard the sound of footsteps and turned to see Grover coming up towards me. What he said to me I no longer recall, that encounter is best described in the poem, for I will never forget his stern compassion, nor the knowing that whatever it was he said it was true. That is why I followed him back to the meeting.

mc

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