Thursday, May 18, 2017

day 138

He raises up the poor from
         the dust;
   he lifts the needy from the
         ash heap,
to make them sit with
   and inherit a seat of
         honor.  1 Samuel 2:8

in our rush
for more, we
         shove others out
         of the way, but
   you pick them up
   and dust them off;
we toss
         the broken hopes
         of friends in
         the bin, but
   you turn them
   into treasures for your
we tell the servers
to stay in the kitchen
until the feast is over, but
   you bring them out
   and seat them at your
         right hand.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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