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To become one of us

Mark Cloutier 1972 (Kaneohe)

As it is lay to waste
The earth is filled
With light and water
As a word returns
In an hour of its finest
Minds and lights
Of a word birthed
Into a world unknown
Loosed and bound
To hang around
Until called to
Like a messenger
Holding a book at hand
Ready to descend
Upon a world
That is eclipsed
By both sun and moon
As the shadow of one
As the truth is soon
To become one of us
As strangers walk among us
In friendship of those
Who were told
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Submitted by Markcloutier on April 24, 2021

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