Saturday, September 17, 2016

Privilege by Teri Hoover ©

Shirts and skirts galore,
comfy clothes to wear.

Twenty pairs of shoes
and a warm bed to share.

Eight kinds of nail polish
whose use is kind of rare.

Cupboards full dishes
we fill with food to share.

Fullness found in none of these.
We still have room to spare.

Each heart that finds a moment just to settle in.
Each one that finds a place to sit, in order to begin.

Move from privilege to blessing and go beyond the din.
Bring world relief and shed this itchy skin.

1 comment:

  1. May all who read this be so moved...

    In our area there is a program called 'Wrap it up' or something like that.
    Folks donate yarn or completed hats, scarves and mittens. Others take those offerings and put on a little label that says something like "I am not lost, if you are in need take me I am yours" -
    The volunteer 'wraps' up a neighborhood (city or place of need) front porch and lets folks choose from what is displayed. Hopefully bringing some relief, especially when it gets cold.

    A better use of yarn than just decorating a tree or telephone pole like another group does for 'art'.


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