My Good Father

He raised us like a shepherd tending to his flock, Quiet strength and kindness his banner. He instilled within us the value of honorable work And covered us with favor like a wool blanket.  

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The Fallout of Faith

They were my parents, doomed to drunkenness, cheating, and poverty. Neither attended school beyond eighth grade but they were never absent long from the bars where my mother drank away her bitterness and hatred for an absent mother and displayed her inspiration on the dance floor.

This is not the gene pool to fish for Sunday school teachers and pillars of the church community. Unless you’re Jesus.

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