Monday, November 22, 2010

Let them Come!

Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Luke 18:15-17

They are not given
a choice to be born
where to live and who
are their parents.
They are stuck with us
glued to our triumphs and sorrows
singing our carols, our dirges
and our incantations.

They cannot control our outbursts
our generosity, idiocy binging
the daily harping and screaming
the regular tears and laughter
at night their terrors are what
we have left unsaid.

They rely completely and love
totally forgive willingly
and dance with reckless abandon
these gifts from God
our charges our blood and bone
we break their hearts
all too often.

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