The God of my fathers
Is a stranger to me;
One to be feared in superstitioning.
But, my fathers gave me God
At their hearth and knee,
In spite of errors and tale-telling.
My God is much better
Than theirs, who frowned
From sword-filled heights and stormy crown.
My God is Father to one and all;
Maker of worlds, Savior of fallen;
Brother and Mother and Lover thorn-crowned.
first published in Penned From The Heart Devotional
also published in Streams of Living Water Anthology
also published in SOUL SEARCH Chapbook
also published in PICTURE HEALING Chapbook
also published in AllPoetry.com
©1998 Bonnie Manion