What Your Beloved Loves

sometimes it’s the raw
heart-rending sound
of someone singing

it’s their silent pain,
the way they walk
with slow desperation

or put the bowl 
of prayer water offered 
to their lips
with poignant reverence

that makes you forget

that they call home 
the country
who has slaughtered
millions of your own

the country 
where people preach hate
from their shiny
loud pulpits
against those like you

you forget the
colour of their skin
their form
who they love or live with
what language they speak

you forget history
and yours

you remember 

that they sing
and dance
and walk
and weep like that,
whether they know or not,
because they love Him too

it doesn’t matter
if they worship themselves
or false gods

it doesn’t matter
how they pray
or if they pray 
at all

you only see
you only  remember

that the One you Love
Created them too

that the One you Love
Loves them too

and you ask yourself
how can you not love
what your Beloved loves?

how can you?

4th july 2015

from the upcoming book: "The Truth Is Love"

image: with thanks via Iraj Jahanshahi on facebook

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