By Helen Schucman*

You came but for a while. When Jesus called 

You were content to go. For who would stay 

To watch the dreary cycle of the nights 

Turn coldly gray with each return of day?


This world was not your home. Would God allow 

His child to wander long without a home

Which He Himself makes bright? Your tired eyes

Closed gratefully when He at last said, "Come".   


You have forgot all this. All thoughts that hurt, 

All sorrow, all regret, have ceased to be 

In your remembrance. He Who called to you 

Has loosened all your chains and set you free. 


Because I love you I would have you go. 

Because I love Him I can scarcely weep. 

Because He loves you glory goes with you, 

And in that glory you but seem to sleep. 


He came in mercy. Let me give Him thanks

You stayed with us until you saw Him smile

And tell you it is finished. He will come 

For me that way in just a little while. 


It is for this I wait, in certainty 

That He Who made the stars will not forget. 

I will be glad so see Him smile at me,

Or if He choose, to wait a little yet.  


In loving memory of James Rompel 

James Rompel  
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Last year we communicated with James about being a part of our MUSIC section of the eMagazine and this is what he wrote:
"There is a little elvis song on you tube of Jim (me) in a speedway jacket that is blue w/white strips ...The song is called " They Remind Me Too Much Of You" which is about God to meeee... : ) I so want to record it."

Here is the YouTube, James. We share it here with all our Love.

"They Remind Me Too Much Of You."


*Helen Schucman, scribe of A Course in Miracles, was also a poet and wrote several poems even while she was scribing A CourseThe Gifts of God in Miracles. This poem, "STILLNESS", was dated November 3, 1971 and is located in the section called: "Early Poems" in a book of Helen's poems titled, "The Gifts of God" published by the Foundation for Inner Peace [FIP]. The book is available through FIP, through the Community Miracles Center CMC and through Course in Miracles Society CIMS



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