In Our Community
What structure is it that we build and inhabit
In this Beloved Community?
We are here, joined in the Holy Spirit,
Still in some tension,
For we are from diverse homes.
We love, and we form this body of Christ,
But as the tension between a muscle pair,
so We strengthen our parts when we
Exercise in disciplined forms.
We speak and we listen.
We focus on our movements,
Less on the brick-built Structure,
and fiercely on our faith.
In unity, we are never uniform.
Many evenings, greased in BenGay, we allow
Our aches to heal in harmony.
We ask blessings on this Beloved Community.
(c) Tom Bolton, July 27, 2012, Kenosha, WI