This is my submission to Abbey of the Arts latest Poetry Party. The theme: Hospitality.
There is room for all at the fountain of life!
Let come who will to bathe or drink
these playful drops so cool, you think
“how lavish God does pour upon
this water’d life whose life He’s won.”
And though the edge of this lagoon
is busting, full of those who soon
will push and tear and force their way,
yet those who see can laugh, can play.
For wherever all are welcome, there
is space for all, both rough and fair.
God it is who will decide
the ones who choke out love with pride,
instead the pain’d and poor, invite;
together, let us dine tonight.
Photo courtesy of: Steven Elliott