'On Savior's Knee'
As long as anyone can remember ,
no one has ever drowned on the bend
in the river known as Savior's Knee .
The currents and the eddys
in the river wash everything to shore .
The water one day pushed
a boat to shore .
Another day the water pushed
a cow to shore .
The waters push a bucket , a boot
and all sorts of things to shore .
Overlooking Savior's Knee is a hill
known as Father's Knoll .
Father's Knoll is the highest hill in the valley .
The name came from father's looking
for their children in the orchards
and the pecan groves of the valley .
When they could not find their children ,
they would go to the top of Father's Knoll
and watch .
Soon they would see where the children were
and meet them on the way home .
One day as we finished breakfast
my father walked to the door .
He turned and said ,
" I think I need to go atop Father's Knoll. "
That was all he said as he threw on
his coat and left .
Hours later we would learn
he did climb to the top of Father's Knoll .
He looked across the valley .
He looked over the river .
He looked on Savior's Knee .
A boy was laying on the bank .
My father told us he did not know
how quickly he got to ' the Knee '.
He hurried as he prayed he would
get there and the boy would be safe .
When he got to the boy ,
he fell on his knees in the wet river sand .
He saw the boy's chest breath .
The boy was alive .
He prayed and thought ,
" What to do next . "
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This is the opening to ' On Savior's Knee ' ...
The first in a series of children's books ,
This first book is finished and a second is in progress ...
Publishing inquiries are welcome ...
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J Robin Quinn