Who would have thought, with mittened hand in His, With snowflakes sparkling out across the town; That anything but splendor followed this? Baubles, treasures, trees lit; mugs turned down.
Joy caught up in light and song-filled street, While far away the distant bells do ring, And tell of Radiant Birth and Love Complete, They waken Soul and Spirit from the dream.
But, this eternal glory thus revealed Cannot seeming bind the broken heartfilled space. It must be wrought with fire right now And lifted with the joyful, velvet red of Grace.
Thus I lift veils of Truth and wend my way, And hold that time once more clasped tightly as I pray.
A Message about Our Supportive Sponsors
_The Poetry In Motion contest was sponsored by Zoe Bowie, author of the book, My Father, My Son and Dr. Randall C. Morgan, Jr., Executive Director of the Montague Cobb National Medical Association.
Zoe Bowie has been an advocate for teens for most of her life, finding safe and secure adoptive homes for them, and in her career as a Rehabilitation Counselor she worked with at-risk youth in the Massachusetts and New York prison systems.
In My Father, My Son Zoe offers a powerful lesson to young people who’re in search of their identities and struggling to free themselves from the dangers of the streets and sense of hopelessness. Her story is rich with wisdom and insight.
“The inspiration for this book,” says Zoe, “originated from my work with teenagers and in observing their lack of self-esteem, poor self-images and lack of vision for their futures.”In developing the main character, she used memories of her own son’s struggles and accomplishments, and the manner in which he applied them to help others.
The book trailer for My Father, My Son can be viewed by clicking: HERE
As Executive Director of the Cobb Institute, Dr. Morgan spearheads an organization that conducts vital research projects that impact the country’s health-care policies and delivery of medical services.
The W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute was founded in 2004 at Howard University in Washington D.C.The Institute conducts research that informs health policy-makers and serves as a vehicle for the discussion of relevant issues. Since its inception, the Cobb/NMA Institute has focused on a mission to identify and facilitate solutions that will reduce racial and ethnic health disparities and in the process, improve the health of all Americans.