Sunday, December 16, 2012

(for it is all about love)

say the words of love
to everyone you meet
and refuse hate 
in any form you encounter

do not wait 
for the other to say the words
be tender and say them
first  (for it is all about love)

and we are not to be shy
for isn't this why
your Christ died?
to say the words freely

to everyone of every estate
so that we are all contained within  one family?
and if you tell me the Christ child
excluded and refused anyone

I laugh in your face
he would never have degraded
love as men do now
all over the world

I say to you
that you are all
foolish Christians
for you have the words

and no acts
to prove the worth of your faith
you believe in things that
are worthless

and when you encounter
each other
there is nothing there 
but dust 

if you really believed
you would say the words
and if the words were real
and true

you would follow
the words with acts
that prove the faith
that you speak of is living and not dead

I say to you the words
and the acts are both required
or else you have nothing but dust
in your faith and in your homes

get out of these mausoleums
and go out in the streets 
where your Christ child lives
and do what you can

to save that child
when you have saved the child
then I will believe you are true
to the good book

that is used now as
a control mechanism
by all the fools we have hired in government
until then I do not believe a single word

that those in power say 
because the child is left to die on the street
until there is proof that you are for the child
why should I believe what you say?  I watch your mouth that opens and closes

and ignore the lies   here is the day 
rise out of your apathy and hate
and begin tentatively to say the words that accept
and include  the lost ones in the family of men  and begin the work today

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