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Child Of God

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Child Of God
– Linda Lee Lyberg
 
In truth, you cannot own a child of God
Even if they appear to be perfection
In truth, all people and souls are flawed.

 
One look and you are completely awed
For they are his divine conception
In truth, you cannot own a child of God.

 
 
Their shoulders, strong and broad
May be your singular perception
In truth, all people and souls are flawed.

 

And though you may want to laud
That you were part of their inception
In truth, you cannot own a child of God.

 
You may find their color of skin odd
And that of a curious exception
In truth, all people and souls are flawed.

 
If you think them an inferior fraud
That is your moral deception
In truth, you cannot own a child of God
In truth, all people  and souls are flawed.

Copyright©2017
Linda Lee Lyberg
Authors Note: I recently saw Free State of Jones and the line- You cannot own a child of God really stayed with me. This is a villanelle with a bit of a twist. 
 
 

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