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An Elegy to Billy Graham


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The morning Billy Graham

Went away, the world seemed

To me, a little more grim

Than yesterday.


But in the rain today,

I still feel compelled to

Say, I cannot stand idly

Still, waiting for another “worthy”

Soul to fill the footwear of

William Franklin Graham,



I heard his words merely

Enough to fill a hand

Of a small child, but it was

enough, for the light was

So low for me then,

And Bill reflected just enough

For me there to hang in there

Just a little longer,

Just one more day.


And one day is all we need,

The Christ instructed his followers,

Stop worrying about the tomorrow,

For today arrives with enough

Of its own problems.



Look around you!

For everywhere,

in every corner of the cold,

merciless world, the next

generation of  Christendom

Is beginning to wake, and

Hearing the bell of somber

Grief, hats will come off

Covering a sad heart.


And then the saintly hats will re-

Turn to their heads, and we shall begin

Going about our given saintly business,

Just as Bill taught us.

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2 Responses to “An Elegy to Billy Graham”

  1. Deb on February 21st, 2018 5:16 pm

    Beautifully said Grandson…


  2. Jameson on February 23rd, 2018 3:02 pm

    I don’t know who Billy Graham is, but the great remorse expressed for him makes me want to learn more about him. As I visualized the story I received a sense of sadness and depression flowing throughout the world. Great imagery! I loved the poem!


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