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Everyone Has a Reason

Story ID:11061
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:16
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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Everyone Has a Reason

Earle is a man whose smile
overwhelms shyness – his sins
behind him – found Jesus
and now life has no bounds.

A wife and two children adore
this man. Once the ‘hog’ he rode
brought nightmares to a community
where the law was slack
and citizens afraid to complain.

They say Religion can turn one
who has long smelled of terror,
but that was long ago. Now
he kneels at night – family
by his side – and speaks the
name of Jesus – He who heals.

(c) 2016 Richard L. Provencher