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A Calm Place

Early this Corona Chicago morning -
that seems to be surrounding and infesting our dear City
we finished praying our Rosary in bed - and She was There!
covering little Him in blankets near Her
as we covered them both
under ours . . . .
we heard the news on the radio
on how O'Hare was a mess
with waiting lines all over the place!
welcoming citizens back into the U.S.
who belong here. - we said a prayer
. . . and more prayers for this!
The Lady and Her Little Child
heard our pleas and that scary broadcast too
as She nearly turned near to us
in our arms, at our hearts
scenting a garden of peonies, lilies,
lily-of-the-valleys and tulips
unto us unto . . .
and with them some mysterious herbs too!
"Are these medicines?" I asked Her
as She gently answered, "Yes, from Us to you!
and they are medicines of prayer,
strong faith, patience and perseverance
everywhere upon you - and the City We love -
gifts from Us from the garden
as the gifts from circling angels too!
gracefully gifting the City
from the skies above."
"And We definitely are gift too
and will be most everywhere!
-as angels too will descend
to gently take the hands of Chicago's citizens
as quickly angels float fast
from blest Windy City air! . . . ".
"Try to relax among it all -
for We send our garden here -
In it you may turn to help each other
and leave some groceries on that grocery shelf
for others so not to fear! - to gently find . . .
For you may and, will now gently speak
'don't worry words' of "I'll help you!"
to each other as you slow down to a garden pace
in a garden place - and just be kind.
For God's Presence lives in each of you
and you must simply see Him now
and not leave Him nor His children behind.".
"The garden is among you now
-find stepping stones and garden pathways
Quietly her each other and you will hear
the fountain's water singing songs with stars
among them flowing a better way!."
"Just reach to touch the angel's hands
among you
and gentle to a quiet
until sweet celestials you hear -
calming, quieting, tendering down
beyond all your fear.
For you know that peonies, lilies, roses
are gifts and angels
and are your faith, hope and love
so beautiful
in your own true garden days.
Remember them!, reach to them!, live them all!,
for calm is an angel too!
Calm - is only a garden away!".

    Diane Klima
    March 15, sunday 2020.

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