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grass stains on bibles

Days of children with innocent faces and fragile hearts.

a girl in tattered shoes with a couple rhinestones still hanging there by threads

a boy who hits and pulls my hair

rides on my back

and earns grass stain badges with me as we tumble in the yard.

We sing together with the name of our father like honey on our lips.

and dance arms high teaching them a new free

they’re children so they listen earnest and open

They share silly thing just so they get a turn with the microphone

today we picked them bibles

crouched on the floor in far-from-chapters bookstore.

bibles and devotionals towering around us, trying to select the perfect ones for each child.

His word should be free, numbers and coins jus

t get in our way.

we learned the word was life changing.

I needed life changing

I was doing life changing
trying things I did not like

driving into the city in the hot of the afternoon, because he opened an appointment for me

I know he did it because it had his fingerprints all over it.

now keyboard clicking, eyes needing sleep

tomorrow a new day of hussle and bussle

kids running and screaming

adults fretting

and there with sister by my side and a sea of children shouting silly songs

i’ll meet him

in the hush of the moon

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2 responses

  1. i need life changing too…

    oh, artist friend, you create so beautifully and you see life so newly. i learn from you.

    xo

    August 27, 2010 at 6:41 am

  2. I love this one….it spoke directly to my heart!
    An awesome piece of beautiful prose!

    August 27, 2010 at 8:47 pm

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