..... poetry .....



"I Stayed Up Late To Talk With God"

I stayed up late to talk with God.
I wanted to know if he granted 'incompletes',
    you know, promises to finish a course after it's
    actually done.
He said, "No, that's not possible.
    I only grant worthy requests.
    Remember, charity begins at home."
"Like a true rarity," I replied.
"True charity" he said,
"starts in the heart of the Believer."

February 1995




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