Friday, July 06, 2012

Hometown Pride


Pentecost +6 - Year B

hometown pride
is accorded quarterbacks
CEOs and political victors
beauty pagent winners

strength and comeliness
keep our fantasies
greased and running
smooth and efficient

anyone can become president
hard work and perseverance
are guaranteed
to eventually win

if you haven’t won yet
it isn’t yet the end
for to doubt our present
is to deny our future

never never never
do the unexpected
for home town pride
refuses any such

yes be president 
it brings tourists
but no prophecy allowed
it brings unwanted change

instead of heading home
redefine hometown
as a next town
honoring those who roam

whether on the road or at home
welcoming graceful mercy
replaces heaps o’money
in measuring shalom

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