M. Linda Steffey


CITIES OF HOPE
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

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CITIES OF HOPE
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

Thank you, Lord, for loving me
Even though my brothers won't
Jesus loved us equally
But it seems mankind don't...

I'm ill with a disease, Lord
Mankind says that I deserve
The Bible says don't judge
Mankind sure has his nerve!

Great Spirit, thanks for loving me!
It's seems because I'm red
White man says good injun's
Are the red men who are dead!

Creator, thanks for loving me
Though a predator I be...
I am a threat to mankind's greed
So they kill me for a fee!!...

Thank you, God, for loving me
I am blind and I am old...
I have finished up my usefulness
They don't want me, so I'm told!

My Lord, thank you for loving me
For my sin is that I'm poor...
And if I ask for any help
In my face they slam the door!...

God, thank You for loving me
They say I should not live...
In my life I've made mistakes
But these Christians can't forgive...

When our cities can't accept us
Filled with hate and cannot cope
And our churches are divided
Then this world has lost all hope!

But if our hearts love unconditionally
And our eyes are blind to fault...
Then our hate will disappear
And the wars and killing halt!!...

Cities of Hope are filled with people
Who are accepted and are loved
By hearts filled to over-flowing
With God's love from up above....

(c) M. Linda Steffey 1985