Credible claim of bona fide relationship

I am a child of God,
a refugee like Jesus,
a neighbor to anyone who walks down
anybody’s Jericho road,
a seeker of sanctuary in a country
with churches, synagogues, temples, mosques,
stacked three deep on every block,

a lover of children,
a person with gifts to give,
blood to donate, dreams to offer,
hope to share, futures to plan,
inventions to create, poems to write,

a bona fide desire
to look up in wonder
at the fireworks on the fourth of July,
which will shine brighter
reflecting in new eyes.

Did I mention child of God?

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3 Responses to Credible claim of bona fide relationship

  1. Titia Bozuwa says:

    I love ths poem, Maren!

  2. Maren says:

    Thank you so much, Titia.

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