White Words

White words

Repeating

Repeating

Repeating

White words

Fancifully blown around like dandelion seeds

Beautiful but landing no where

White words

Formed out of guilt, they bury us farther

Birthed of ignorance, they pierce fiercely as the dart of privilege

White words

For centuries proclaimed as absolute

Puritanical roots that oppress all of us

        Trap us in series of false gospels

Entangling our theology up so tight we choke

White words

Spoken in grace

Spoken in love

From a mouth made in the image of the Almighty

Imago Dei

White words

Offering up fruit from abiding

White words

Speaking prophetic

White words

Speaking and spreading death from places of authority

White words

Silencing with a megaphone the voice struggling to whisper

White words

Hate disguised as policy

Bigotry parading as defense

Lies sold as truth at discounted prices

White words

In unison with the voices pushed to the side

White words

Struggling to dismantle and dig out from this pit our fathers created

White words

Getting it painfully wrong but not giving up

White words

Standing up to the mic to echo and lift what has already been said a thousand times

Nonetheless, I will say them a thousand times.

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