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Here is a poem by  Thom Shuman that Adrian will be reading.

until
we see the faces
of those tossed onto
the world’s garbage dumps,
    dazzling bright with
    hope and wholeness;
 
until
we respect the prophets
we have been yearning for,
    in the hip-hopped, doo-ragged
    teenagers strutting
    through the malls;
 
until
we hear God’s sweet
songs of peace and reconciliation
    in the mother tongues
    of all we turn
    a deaf ear to;
 
until
we catch a glimpse of you
(out of the corner
of our shut-tight eyes)
    coming down off
    the shelf where we store you
to enter our frayed lives;
 
maybe
we should have nothing to say . . .
and listen a little more closely 

Thom Shuman