A long way from home

Boy from the sticks

hooked on politics

makes a speech

on the capitol steps

He came a long way from home

how can we pray for him?

Girl from the sticks

out to prove her wit

wrote for the paper

about politics

She’s a long way from her home

How can we pray for her?

and its a tidal wave

and its a constant strain

the gold from the dome

and the underground cave

eroding the soul and the heart’s betrayed

and compassion, mixed with passion.

What’s in it for you?

What’s in it for me?

a subtle piece of laundry

and a hotel room key

They’re all a long way from their homes

How can we pray for them?

A little compromise

a shared sunrise

He watches his regrets

in the reflection of her eyes

They are a long way from home

How can we pray for them?

The banner on the building screams “Repent and Revive”

still another points a finger to what’s a civil right,

We’re a long way from home

How do we pray for us?

The resignation on the desk

the promotion from within

the defense takes a rest

and the preacher deals with sin

We’re all a long way from home

Let’s pray.

BT Denver 6.20.12

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