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A Little After 2:00
" A LITTLE AFTER 2:00 " 1996 
(Recitation)
"A LITTLE AFTER 2:00, SHE OPENED HER DOOR, 
TO THE GENTLE KNOCK, OF A TEARY EYED STRANGER. 
HE SAID,YOUNG LADY, I AM MY DEPARTMENTS CHAPLIN, 
AND REGRETFULLY, I AM THE BEARER OF SAD NEWS. 

YOU DEAR PRECIOUS CHILD, IS THERE A LOVED ONE OR 
A FAMILY FRIEND WE CAN CALL, TO BE BY YOUR SIDE." 

HE HAD TO SAY NO MORE, 
AND THE PAIN BEGAN TO FILL HER RACING HEART.
SHE FELL TO HER KNEES, 
AND BEGAN TO HIT HER TENDER HANDS UPON THE FLOOR. 
SHE FELT NO PAIN,EXCEPT FOR THAT,IN HER HEART. 
AND THE UNIFORMED MAN KNELT DOWN, 
AND REACHED OUT TO COMFORT HER, 
AS THE BLOOD BEGAN TO POOR. 

AS THE MAN OF CLOTH KNELT DOWN; 
IN THE CORNER OF HIS EYES, 
HE NOTICED A GOLDEN HAIRED LITTLE ANGEL, 
"JUST FOUR YEARS OLD". 

THE PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL, 
RAN AS FAST, AS HER LITTLE LEGS WOULD GO. 
SO CONCERNED FOR HER MOMMA, 
HER OWN LITTLE HEART RACED FROM THE PANIC, 
CAUSED BY A SCREAM THAT COULD SILENCE, 
A BLAST OF THUNDER SEVEN FOLD. 

THEN THE MAN OF LAW STOOD UP, 
AND WIPED THE TEARS FROM HIS OWN EYES. 
WITH A RAGE RUNNING THROUGH HIS BLOOD; 
A RAGE UNLIKE ANY,THE MAN OF GOD HAS EVER KNOWN. 
AND HE SAID;SLEEP TONIGHT PRECIOUS ANGEL, 
KNOWING THAT TONIGHT THE LION WILL ROAM. 
YES, TONIGHT,THE LION WILL ROAM; 
KNOW TONIGHT,THAT THE LION, WILL ROAM. 

LET HIM ROAM, LET HIM ROAM, "LET HIM ROAM". 

WRITTEN BY : 
TIMOTHY S. MARTIN (BMI) 12/22/96.
pka - T.J. James(BMI)
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