My Wife, My Children

by Guy Young

A few years ago
At the clinic in Grants Pass
Where I received my acupuncture treatment
for PTSD

(And is it a coincidence
That PT has two meanings)

An ex-GI came up to me
introduced himself
said he had a message for me from a woman in the spirit world

He said
she wanted me to know that she loved me very much.
I knew
it was Christine, my wife who perished in Jonestown.
I became a little tearful.

Then he said
the coins that I pick up in parking lots
were put there by my kids.

Since then
when I pick up coins in parking lots
I thank the kids for thinking of me.

(Guy Young is a former member of Peoples Temple. His previous articles and poems in the jonestown report are here. He can be reached at

Originally posted on September 25th, 2018.

Last modified on October 12th, 2018.
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