Monday, April 27, 2009

Poem #4 Thirty Poems in Thirty Days

The Gift of Praise

the preacher wants you
off the street corner,
don't loiter
God's waiting for you
to unwrap your gift

the preacher wants you
out of your seat, out of the
audience, he wants you
to find your gift,
maybe it’s to keep lighting a candle
cupping a hand around the flame
no one’s left out

someone’s staining a pew
someone’s adding salt to soup
someone’s setting a table
someone’s opening a door
someone’s telling a story
someone’s listening hard
someone’s nodding
someone’s tapping
someone’s praying
someone’s swaying
someone’s kneeling
the preacher wants you
to unwrap your gift

Linda ©2009
NaPoWriMo: 30 Poems in 30 days.

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