Friday, October 19, 2012

(g)race: a poem

i'm in an amazing class at denver seminary right now: social and cultural foundations of counseling. it's stretched me, it's challenged me, and ultimately, i hope,  it's made me a better person.

one of our assignments was to watch the movie crash and develop a creative expression afterwards.  

if you haven't seen it, the movie is powerful. so powerful that it pushed me to write a poem as my form of creative expression.

i'm not a poet. in fact, i don't think i've ever written a poem. i'm just not all that creative (or, better yet...i don't give myself a lot of room to be creative). but here it is:

but can be so hurtful.
we judge others based on the exterior,
which makes one of us inferior
and the other “superior.”
but what about the interior?
exquisite, unique
and all desperate for His

may we all break down the walls of our own biases, our own racism, and our own hate. and may we all draw nearer to the ultimate healer...the one who's color is of water.  


  1. Look at are a poet and did't even know it! :)You will have to come teach my class of Kindergartners how to rhyme. ;) I haven't seen that movie I will have to check it out.

  2. That was beautiful Dan! Thanks for sharing :)