A Litany of With-ness

A Litany of With-ness

Phillip Lund

To the refugee family seeking a safe place
For their children’s dreams, say:
I am with you in this.

To the trans teenager longing for a world
That accepts them for who they are, say:
I am with you in this.

To the black parents wondering when
Will the lives of their children truly matter, say:
I am with you in this.

To the lonely, the frightened, the dispossessed, say:
I am with you in this.

To the bullied, the battered, the broken down, say:
I am with you in this.

To the hungry and the homeless,
To the silenced and the shamed,
To the weary and the worried, say:
I am with you in this.

To all those for whom your
Disheveled heart is aching, say:
I am with you in this.