“Man in black”

Man in Black

What is your calling Man in black?

What is your desire?

We are just children of five and seven years

All dressed up in white.

Angels and saints

Innocent we sit with folded hands.

Where is your sanctuary Man in black?

Where is your God?

Is my child‑body the altar of your sacrifice?

My innocence the lamb?

Do you worship

At my temple and bloody its doors?

Go home, Man in black!

I have seen your God.

He will not feast at your table

Or eat your bread.

For he is here, weeping, at my feet,

Wiping the tears with his hair.

(From Hurt to Healing, PublishAmerica, 2004)


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I am a wife and mother, a once-Catholic now UCC Christian, with a degree in Theology, a Masters in Religious Education, 27 years of theology teaching experience -- mainly High School, some College. I am now working as a Hospital Chaplain and feeling humbled and privileged every day. I love my family and I love to write; writing helps keep me sane. Published writing: • From Hurt To Healing, Publish America 2004, ebook on Amazon, 2011; •"Forgive and Forget," America Magazine, September 16, 2002; •"From Victim to Victimizer," Human Development Magazine, Summer 2005; • It's Just Not Fair, Introducing The Fairly-Good Mother, ebook at Amazon, 2011; • Traces of Hope: Surviving Grief and Loss, March 2015, St. Johann Press http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Hope-Surviving-Grief-Loss/dp/1937943275

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