Ethnic Ways And Means

Poem About Upbringing Customs

In Sunday service, as I actively listen
to the sermon, a group of preteens
repeatedly siphon off my attention
through small antics all but serene.

Guardians of the active youth
exude a cool indifference
to the scene unfolding while Gospel truths
are being explored for deliverance.

This then sent me on a tangent
stream of thought about ways ethnicity
is applied…



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Joel A. Johnson

Joel A. Johnson


Family man, & creative who enjoys karaoke, poetry, & balance sports (skating & skiing). I focus on social justice. Writes for The Lark, AfroSapiophile, WEOC