Respecting the awesome power of words!

Archive for July, 2016



Order will neither be created
nor maintained by use
of threat, force, or violence.
It arrives, instead,
as the culmination
of conversation,
and relationship.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins



I’ve decided who you are,
for what you stand,
even what you’re worth.

Oh, we’ve never met;
I don’t know much about you;
never asked you anything.

But I’ve categorized, classified,
stuffed you in a pigeon-hole,
with what I fear and don’t know.

Potential for our relationship
never had a chance;
end came before beginning.

I’ll never know what I missed,
but I am safe, secure;
little else matters.

I watch you through
protective window of my world;
sometimes wondering, mostly fearing.

One day all of this will be gone;
then I’ll go to be with Jesus.

I’ll tell him about you,
reminding him I prayed for you,
pitied you, kept my distance.
Surely he’ll understand.


© 2016 Todd Jenkins