Thursday 6th February 2014



A Man of Courage

The nineteen-sixties.
The phone rings.
A co-worker of his wife.
Fleeing violence
in the house where
she and her
daughter live.
Nowhere to go.
He looks at his wife.
So much to
His people will
The “white man”
could burn, bomb,
his house;
his business:
Lynch, murder.
His own family
in the balance.
But he opened the door
to a white woman
with a white child.
Gave them his own
son’s bed.
Followed Christ’s
call to see Him
in all who need.
He chose courage.

Dedicated to Willie Thomas, Sr.

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