Monday, April 09, 2007

from a book by bell hooks

from a book by bell hooks

Christians are called to forgive and forget
or so they say
but are we taught to forget, not forgive
in subtle ways
forgetfulness, though, is a mark of power
of power taken
of power imposed
and remembrance is power
is power claimed
is power to change
and forgiveness
prepares one to change
breaks the chains that bind

from church thoughts
Long life comes from the Lord
Sometime blessing
Sometime curse
Long life it comes and goes
As does the evil
As does the good
Long life blessing and curse
It comes from God
And is good, only, with God.

July 16, 2000
copyright Roger Victoria 2000

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