FREE CHRISTIAN REPRINT ARTICLES
Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!
LIKE US
Translate this Page Here









HOME
Free Daily Devotional
and Verse for Your
Website or Blog

FOR WRITERS

Member Login
Submit Articles
Manage Articles
Writer Benefits
Author Terms
Writer Help
More Writer Help
FOR READERS

Recent Articles
Browse Articles
Search Articles
Search Writers
FOR PUBLISHERS

Ezines / Email Alerts
Manage Subscriptions
Terms of Service
MORE ARTICLES
ON OUR MAIN SITE










Word Count: 233 Use Article For Free Send Article To Friend Print Article

Black Eyes and Golden Gloves
by Marilyn Schnepp  
6/11/2007 / Death


Johnny O'Keefe
Was a sweet little lad,
A joy to his mother
And the pride of his Dad.

But that sweet little boy
Seemed to change overnight
When he started to school
And learned how to fight.

Every day he'd come home
With tattered clothes,
A big black eye
And a bloody nose.

His mother would plead,
"Johnny, please don't fight!"
Then she'd bandage his 'hurts'
And hug him tight.

"But, Mama", he'd say,
"I've got to be me,
I want to be a fighter
Like Muhammad Ali."

Well, twelve years later
At the Madison Square,
He won his Golden Gloves
At the Championship there!

Then he got married
To his sweetheart Sue;
And became a fire-fighter,
And the father of two.

His father and mother
Were ever so proud,
That NOW his black eyes
Came from soot in a cloud.

But then came September
Two thousand and one;
On the most terrible day
Under planet Earth's sun.

When Johnny, the firefighter,
Kicked in a door;
And dashed up a stairwell
To the twenty first floor.

Then an Angel flew down
And hugged Johnny tight:
Like his mother used to do
When he'd lost a fight!

Then he cradled her Johnny
Under one silver wing...
And flew him to heaven
To meet the True King.

And at Madison Square Garden,
There hangs a black wreath;
"In Memory of our Champion,
John Harley O'Keefe."

Can be reached at schneppm@att.net

Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com-CHRISTIAN WRITERS
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Marilyn Schnepp  

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.






HTML Guestbook is loading comments...



JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer



Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© FaithWriters.com. All rights reserved.


FaithWriters.com Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.