Wednesday, March 16, 2011

To care for our neighbors

Something elemental
the same as universal rights
those endowed by our creator
not given by mankind

The same as these rights
the responsibility, commandments
to care for our neighbors
the strangers in our midst

God clear on this
not to glean the whole field
to leave something for the others
the least, the last, the lost

Christ even clearer
to love our neighbors
to stand with them
in their time of struggle

To love them as ourselves
not to be greedy
to be generous in our dealings
and to forgive our fellows
while we walk this earth

To care for our neighbors
our sisters and our brothers
something God to Cain
at the beginning of the story
long before the law
the concept of connection
our responsibility engraved
on the tablets of our hearts

March 16, 2011
Cuts approved by the NH House Finance Committee and
Constitutional Amendment proposed by Rep. Neal Kirk
to remove safety net of town welfare
Leviticus 4
calling on the NH Legislature
and the Governor
to spare those without a voice
those who need us
from the severe budget cuts
that are currently planned
in HB1 and HB2, etc.
in part based on the testimony
of The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson,
Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire
March 10, 2011
testimony of Kathy Needleman, Esq. (testifying as a parent)
March 10, 2011
testimony of Katherine Stearns, Esq.
March 10, 2011

Raymond A. Foss, Esq.
Law Offices of Raymond A. Foss, PLLC
Poetry Where You Live
160 Main Street
Suncook, NH 03275-1206

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