Twelve Boys

by Kendra Abel February. 08, 2019 314 views
This poem was inspired by Jesus and his disciples, those ordinary young guys he chose to be his friends, and it changed the world. As well as Genesis 1 and thinking about humanity made in the image of God, which makes each one valuable and dignified. El Salvador, 2014.

This poem was inspired by Jesus and his disciples, those ordinary young guys he chose to be his friends, and it changed the world. As well as Genesis 1 and thinking about humanity made in the image of God, which makes each one valuable and dignified. El Salvador, 2014.

Where do you choose to look?

It’s just another twelve boys

in another distant school...

The same shoes

The same pants

The same shirts

The same skin

But the faces break the pattern

And it’s time to learn

to see

to be

with each one.

Remembering another twelve,

outcasts, unnoticed and dejected,

their identity resurrected,

their uniqueness and unity protected.

It began with a look in the face,

a choice to embrace

the divine breath was not a waste

the Eternal image encased

in every single face.

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Laurie Madsen 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Just like snowflakes, no two alike, but all BEAUTIFUL!

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