My Story

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Tale of Two Settings

The church meets here.

Here I sit down and listen.
I'm a face in the crowd.
I pay my tithe here.
I get a cracker and juice once a month.
My children are taught by trained staff.
There are programs for everything.
The service will last about an hour.
The stained glass is lovely.
The pastor will shake my hand.

The church meets here.

Here I interact with others.
Everyone knows my name.
I give when there is a need.
The food is awesome!
My children learn by watching me.
Program? What's that?
We will be done when we are done.
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree
My brother will stir my heart.