poetry by j matthew waters

and your neighbor as yourself

on sunday morning I steer clear
of any congregation
instead seeking singletary paths
like a good samaritan bound to jericho

despite possessing any riches
dangers persist along the way
yet I manage to make ends meet
with nary a badman
attempting to approach me

of course many others
along the same route
are far less fortunate than me
some beaten and robbed and
left half dead
those walking by asking themselves
what in the world would become of them
dare they stop to help a stranger

february two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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10 thoughts on “and your neighbor as yourself

  1. A way of transporting us all to your places, a trait of yours I envy greatly.

  2. I love this. It resonates with me deeply.

  3. Profound observations and reflections, stated with such clarity.

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