Wednesday, December 06, 2017

First Wednesday of Advent

Our God comes and does not
         keep silence, Psalm 50:3a

there are moments
when sugary lullabies
          are not needed, but
   heavy metal crescendos
   ripping apart injustice;
whispers of kindness
      will not grab
      the attention of bullies, only
   shouts of outrage;
tip-toeing down the hall
will not wake the kids
                      (that's right),
   but perhaps stomping
   down the corridors
   with compassion will
shake the powers that be.

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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