Poetry Corner: Grace

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by Alan Gilbert

The congregants

welcomed  a different

older

compassionate

young man

discussing Jesus

who sat among them

they, a spitting image of Jesus

black welcoming white

Mother Emmanuel

oddly

nervously

shuddering

unJesus

Denmark Vesey

Daniel Simmons  Depayne Middleton-Doctor  Clementa Pinckney  Cynthia Hurd  Sharonda Coleman-Singleton  Tywanza Sanders  Susie Jackson  Myra Thompson  Ethel Lee Lance

Martin

Coretta Scott King

for an hour

before he

pulled his Glock


5_CL_July2015_PoetryTywanza Sanders, who stood in front of his 87 year old aunt and tried to talk the shooter down, shared a prophetic photograph on Facebook.

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