For a Young Girl
by Alice B. Clagett
photo by Alice B. Clagett
She’d a mom she loved but couldn’t live with
At 18, through the grace of God, mainly,
Two weeks later
She left last month for Germany,
But the heart of this poet knows for sure
The world is waiting to see
May we love our neighbors and all nations.
May we find a friend in Jesus
May Iraq forgive us our trespasses.
May we forgive ourselves this mayhem,
and fill our lives
--a gift of love, May 2006