Tuesday, December 05, 2017

First Tuesday of Advent

they shall beat their swords
         into plowshares,
   and their spears into
         pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword
         against nation,
   neither shall they learn
         war any more.  Isaiah 2:4b

no more homework
      for the war colleges,
   no more doomsday clocks
      ticking down to death;
when tanks are turned
   into snowplows for
   needy neighborhoods,
when missile silos
   are filled with grain
   for the hungry,
we will know that
God's time is here,
      and we can throw
      away our watches.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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