Monday, December 30, 2019

December 30th

“Then he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried out to the Lord, ‘O Lord my God, let this child’s life come into him again.’”  1 Kings 17:21

we could
envelope lonely children
with the love we toss
aside like loose pocket change;
we could wrap adolescents
frightened of their future
in the shawls of hope
we keep shelved in
the closets of our hearts;
we could give justice
to those ripped from
their parents arms,
if we dare to stretch
beyond our usual indifference

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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