Friday, November 01, 2019

all saints

“Open the gates,
    so that the righteous nation that keeps faith
    may enter in.”  Isaiah 26:2

as you open
the gates to
your community, we find
the expected ones
waiting to enter, but
you hold up your hand
the broken and the bedraggled,
the grieving and the gobsmacked,
the forgotten and the foolish,
the weary and the wiseacres
may go in first

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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