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Royal Child Martyr Tsarevich Alexis -
(Courtesy of Bob Atchison)
Royal Child Martyr
Tsarevich Alexis
(Courtesy of Bob Atchison)

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A Poem On Behalf Of Child-Martyr Tsarevich Alexis - "Awakened At Midnight"
"A Little Sunshine"
(For The Royal Child Martyr Tsarevich Alexis)

by Angela Rabatin
Compiled by Father Nektarios Serfes
Boise, Idaho
24 April 2000

Introduction by Father Nektarios Serfes:

Once again Angela Rabatin has graced us and dedicated another loving poem on behalf of the Royal Child Martyr Tsarevich Alexis (also known as Alexei). Tsarevich Alexis (Romanov) was the First Child Martyr of Russia, and was the son of the Royal Martyrs Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra, and the brother of the Royal Child Martyrs Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie, and Anastasia.

Fr. Demetrios Serfes

"A Little Sunshine"
by Angela Rabatin

On August 12
In 1904
A sun was born
Into this world.

His rays were gold
His rays were bright
Little did he know
That for life he would fight.

His rays were strong
His rays were sweet
But towards the end
He was ever so meek.

His rays did not fade
But grow ever brighter
When his body was weak
His rays would grow stronger.

This sun was the brightest
Star of them all
But deep inside we somehow knew
He could not burn for long.

These rays might shine
When his country was so hateful
He was so warm and so kind.

It would have been nice
If he lived a century
But the hands of Fate
Did not treat him fairly.

The sun was destroyed
Into oblivion
The sun was killed
In the name of revolution.

But when you look outside
On even the cloudiest night
There are many stars
That burn strong and bright

Among them there's a star
That struggles to burn.
It is the brightest by far
It is there as the world turns.

So whenever you are troubled
Or you can't sleep at night
Just look outside
At the star that burns so bright.

He will always be there
To guide and protect you
He will always be there
For those who are in need.

His memory will not fade
Nor will his name
His heart will never dwindle
Nor will his fame.

We all need sunshine
In our troubled lives
Whatever happens the Tsarevich's rays
Will only grow brighter.

His rays reach out with an incredible pitch
Remember his name: Alexei Nicholaevich.

I would like to humbly thank Angela Rabatin for sending me this poem she wrote - Fr. Demetrios Serfes.

Holy Child Martyr Tsarevich Alexis,

Pray Unto God For Us!

Glory Be To God For All Things!

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b a c k - t o p e-mail : fr-d-serfes@serfes.org. 5-28-2000