Sunday, June 18, 2017

day 169

But the woman whose son was alive said to the king - because compassion for her son burned within her - "Please, my lord, give her the living boy; certainly do not kill him!"  The other said, "It shall be neither mine nor yours; divide it."  1 Kings 3:26

when leaders
[in their wisdom]
         push to take
         away all that
   might give children
   in poverty,
       on the streets,
          living in war zones,
   a chance at life, will we
cry out
      'have mercy'
   or
'cut away'?

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman
      

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