Closed shut to keep out the lies that
hid behind the cracks and knots of
predators abuse and slander, opened
to let in the lavender from outdoors
blow its scent into a mothers
heart for her children.
Closed to keep out the ghosts from the
past who rattle their chains and give out
silent whispers of fright, opened by love
as mother comes in to sing sweet lullabies
to child sleeping so peacefully.
Closed with horror by men who shut out
families to hide their shame of being empty
of love, opened by soldiers who come home
to live and be free to love once more,
without death knocking on their door.
Closed by Shylock’s who want to take the
home away and put the family out to live
in the streets of homeless sadness and ruin.
opened for a future of hope and grace and
forgiveness with prayer we fall on our knees
with praise and thanks.
Closed by absent parents who shut their
children out of their lives and teach them
no right or wrong, opened by parents
who cry in vain.
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