Blank Canvas

Given a blank canvas, what would I be?

Gay, straight, female, or male?

Would I be black, white, brown

Or some shade in between?

Would I be spiritual, seeking out God

Or would I a loner, just me and my dog.

Would I be English or American no less,

Or a displaced Palestinian, or even a Kerd?”

Would I be poor, wealthy, or rich?

Or would I be homeless and left in the ditch.

A prisoner, a slave, they’re one and the same.

The government don’t care,

To them, it’s a game.

Given a blank canvas, what would I be?

Given that choice, I’d rather be me.

Written by Terry Threadwell.

About Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.
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