Monday, March 18, 2013


For though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them.  Ist Corinthians 9:19
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at liberty
         to do whatever I please,
   will i continue to wander
                down those endless
           that dead end at Sin Street,
      or might i turn
                down that less wandered
                      pointing to those
                      left behind?

         to hang out with anyone
                                    i choose,
      will i want to go through
                     the initiation
                  to join that gang
                  which hoards
                         for themselves,
   or will i join the folks
        demanding justice for all,
        an end to poverty,
           mothballing of all of war's weapons?

         to go anywhere i want,
                   whenever i want,
   will i purchase a home
                           on some exotic
      or move into poverty row,
          to be with those
          who are longing for
                    a few of God's
       friends to finally show up?

(c) Thom M. Shuman

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