Fay Slimm

Rookie - 102 Points (Ageless. / in Cornwall U.K.)

Child Of God. - Poem by Fay Slimm

What defines the worthy phrase 'child of God'?
No age or gender demanded,
neither does wealth enter to honour the title.
It takes loving kindness, and random
acts of unselfish care to deserve
the trust of this favoured name.

A word at some right time, passed as
meaningful praise, must serve to highlight such
God-child as special, one who will brighten lives
with only perhaps a thoughtful smile,
Or will, with discernment, suddenly send
a tender line in a letter of love,
most unexpectedly, and which on arrival
brings much needed comfort,
overlooked by all, but the beautiful child of God.

Being, by nature a giver, non-judgemental,
unconditionally kind, God's child
can be beguiling when present
and appears unassuming, but is sharp as steel
in knowing humanities' neediness.

With nondescript face, poet or priest, aged
or childlike in years, a stranger perhaps,
or a forgotten friend, an old neighbour,
or a begger we meet on the street,
Christ in rags is still able to shake us awake.
It takes but belief in love's wonderful way
of providing aid at the proper time.

In this we may, although unawares,
have met or entertained angels.
Children of God are really out there.

Comments about Child Of God. by Fay Slimm

  • (12/18/2009 2:36:00 AM)

    Fay.... want to know a secret?
    I love the poem. and i think the same..

    I started writing poetry on a website called lionofzion. Back then it was all Christian, and directly related to God and Faith All my writes. As a matter of fact the sampling I left on here, most are my start. I would sit in church mostly and be 'inspired'. I go into tranches. :) .
    Anyone my name since then has been godchild.. Right now on facebook, from about a week ago, I changed my name from Leslie Arnold Anthony Alexis to Leslie God'schild Alexis. Seeing your third stanza made me smile. Fay, your poem is Great. You too are God's child. :) ..
    With a ton of love,

    Les God'schild Alexis
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  • (12/13/2009 6:10:00 AM)

    Now I know who Fay Slimm is! Nice one, Fay. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2009 5:59:00 AM)

    i think we all start out as one of gods children good write fay 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 13, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 7, 2010

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