Six

Headline revives old daydreams:
Six-year Old Gives Up Birthday
Party and Gifts To Feed Homeless.

We imagine a world without nightmares
where all sleep like our kids did at age six
and wake up with bright ideas
that electrify advocates.

Sunday Schoolers sing "Red and yellow,
black and white, they are precious in His sight".
Holy Love, unscreen our vision;
give us first-grade eyes of raw compassion
like mine seeing photos and praying 
earnestly for hungry, hurting children.

Whether or not we knelt bedside
with a parent or child back then,
we kneel today in child pose, resting 
guilt-free, trusting You, Peace Prince.


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