Thursday, October 31, 2019


“O Lord, I love the house in which you dwell,
    and the place where your glory abides
.”  Psalm 26:8

i will find you in the homes
where the hungry are welcomed
as sisters and brothers,
and on the playgrounds
where immigrant kids share
the intricacies of their childhood games;
i will hear you in the assisted living apartments
as you sing love songs to the lonely,
and in the neighborhoods where justice
is being planted in vacant lots
filled with broken hopes and discarded dreams;
i will find you in the hardened hearts
which sing lullabies to the orphans
of the victims of opioid greed,
and in the light which shines
through the cracked windows
of abandoned houses to show
the forgotten the way home.

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman