Neighbor

(Part of my E100 poem series)

Luke 10:25-37

It
would be
easy
to love
someone
I like
It
would be
easy
but it’s
not what’s
required
It
would be
easy
to love
just my
friends
It
would be
easy
but that’s
not where
it ends

the homeless
the hungry
the stranger
the ill

the one we’re
afraid of
the one who
is wrong
the one who
is weak
the one who
doesn’t belong

who is my
neighbor?
who shall
I love?

each one
the Father
allows me
to touch

Patricia Burlison
©2009

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