Who in the world needs to be wrong
for you to have your Christian right?
If your answer is anyone other than “myself,”
Then count me among the Christian wrong.
If any among us are excluded from your heaven,
condemn me to your image of hell.
I’ll be there loving the neighbor
your savior managed to lose.
If you use the Bible to pacify your ego
and call it the Word of God,
let me close that damn book and never open it again.
I will seek Christ in the hearts of young children,
the tired eyes of the sick,
the joy of lovers,
the aching pangs of the hungry,
the flickering light of the dying,
and the ecstasy of life.
If you look at the world and pray to be taken,
I will gladly be left behind.
Without every last one of my brothers and sisters,
I’m going nowhere.