Saturday, February 16, 2019


“For the time is coming when people will not out up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4

knees scrunched tight
under the desks, we
lick the tip of our pencils
and begin to carefully
copy into our notebook
what the teacher is writing
on the chalkboard, making
sure every fabrication and
foolish statement is letter-perfect,
while you are outside,
turning cartwheels with
justice and grace, hoping
we will look up, notice,
and slip out the door to join you
before the final bell rings.

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

No comments: