Prayer In Public Schools

Prayer In Public Schools

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Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Matthew 5:5 NIV

The holiest place to be in gym class
is here at the end of the line
where prayers are fervent
for the bell to ring early,
allowing an escape,
or for a fire to break out in
the locker room, or perhaps
for the chin-up bar
to unfasten from the wall and fall
with a thunderous bolt,
breaking into two pieces like
the parting of scarlet waters,
a sign from above that the weak
and the overweight
might still someday
inherit the earth.

 

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Sally Clark

Sally Clark’s award-winning poems have appeared in magazines, gift books, and anthologies published by Tyndale House, Chronicle Books, Howard Books, Integrity Publishers, Sourcebooks, Adams Media, Center Street, New World Library, and DaySpring Cards. Her poetry has appeared in Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression Journal, Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life and The Chrysalis Reader. Her poems have also received recognition in American Poetry Review and Poetry Magazine. Sally is a retired restaurant owner turned poet and lives in Fredericksburg, Texas. Follow her at http://sallyclark.info.

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