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To Life: A Poem

by Bryan Vosseler

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August 28, 2017

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Introduction- To our Mexican hosts

This is a poem
dedicated to all
who are present to
peace
in the heart
of
Mexico.

History

Written
while breathing
the mountain
air
of Camp
Mazahua
on my last day
of the conference of
The Baptist Fellowship of
Peace
in San Felipe del
Progreso,
México.

The poem - To Life

In my first step
in the hispanic
world,
I got

lost.

In this step...
the last
for now...
I say,

“It’s nice that
I haven’t gotten
lost.”

Upon exploring
the camp,
I’m in
a narrow
alleyway

with chickens,
brick,
stone,
and

the metal
gate
closes.

¿How
does it open?
shaking, trembling

¿HOW
DOES IT
OPEN?

I find myself
trapped.

And I ponder,
as my Mexican
Mexico City dweller
friends
say,

How…
awesome.

And a voice
with a Mexican accent
springs forth


“Can I
help
you?”

And I remember
other
voices

of prophets
of Christ

that have come
to proclaim
liberty to the
captives.

And
I find myself
free.

May Christ
live
in us.

And while looking
at the earth
where I plant my
feet

I say
in this...
my last step
for now...
in the hispanic
world

To life
long live as well
Mexico.

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