Poems by Marco Saavedra, Diocese of Southern Ohio

Poems by Marco Saavedra, Diocese of Southern Ohio

March 29, 2012
By: 
Episcopal Young Adult and Campus Ministries

Marco is a graduate of Kenyon College and participant in the Episcopal Leadership Institute for Young Adults immersion experience at the Episcopal Migration Ministries annual conference.

So your fields need picking
your jails filling
your children feeding
your garden landscaping
your halls cleaning
your houses dusting
your dishes washing
your industries serving
your houses building

But you need nothing
and we want The Thing

So who will win?

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[the communion of earthly saints]

They
They
They
They
They
They
They
They
are me
They
They
They
They
They
They
are I
They
They
They
They
They
They
They
are we
They
They
They
They
They
They
They
They
They
are Us.

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‎[it is illegal]

to care for your family: illegal
to feed your loved ones: illegal
to honor your parents: illegal
to pursue dreams: illegal
to strive for more: illegal
to demand liberty: illegal
to want equality: illegal
to participate in democracy: illegal
to question bureaucracy: illegal
to claim your story: illegal
to rescue the oppressed: illegal
to clothe the naked: illegal
to heal the hungry: illegal
to be the stranger: illegal
to be you: illegal

¿to be me?

illegal

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[illegal is illegal]

but i am a person
illegal is illegal
but i love, and am loved
illegal is illegal
but i know no other . . .
illegal is illegal
but i was a child, and am now a man,
illegal is illegal
but whatever happened to justification?
illegal is illegal
redemption?
illegal is illegal
but am i not free: like you?
illegal is illegal
but whosoever will, come.
illegal is illegal
but i am bone of your bone
illegal is illegal
flesh of your flesh
illegal is illegal
created by you!
illegal is illegal

but people are not . . .
illegal is illegal
but people are . . .
illegal is illegal
but i am: me
illegal is illegal
but . . .

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