Drinking Pieces

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Love God Love People, Poetry

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a soft answer

turns

away wrath

doesn’t go

astray

leaves hate

smoldering

demands nothing

expects something (a conversation

at a ktchen table

might help)

no coffee no

tea no

soda – only

broken cups piled high;

ask rioters

to bring back

the pieces. someone’s

momma

brought glue, someone’s

son presses mismatched

shards

bits – rubble

remade

repaired

hope renewed

yet fools

bang

burn

bash

down front doors;

wild frenzy wins again – peace

whimpers

soft, piercing

dark with fear-

tainted love. 

confused.

scared. torn. scarred. only

those thirsty

thirsting

for what’s right

righteousness dare

gulp long and

slow (as if children)

drink together from

humility’s

cup.

.

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3 thoughts on “Drinking Pieces”

  1. Marcy Terwilliger says:

    Really like this “Drinking Pieces” Darlene. It’s on everyone’s mind, I’m hoping Christmas might bring out the good in enough people to make everything right in this world again. There just not listening, no reasoning when you won’t listen. This is what starts wars, this is why blood flows into the cracks of the earth, they call it hate, I call it sad. I’m thinking to about the one million about to be hit by Ruby and they have bo where to go, yet their are people who make billions of dollars. Why can’t they step in and fly these poor souls to a safe place? Most are kids left behind by the last storm a year ago and they lost their parents. What are they thinking right now? How my heart bleeds for them, I know how scared they are.

  2. This makes us really think, Darlene. I agree with Marcy and am also hoping and praying the Holy Spirit touches hears and allows people to find gratitude and goodness and pass it on. Bless you.
    Carmen

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