Urban Voices

A place for emerging urban Christian poets to be heard

April 6, 2007

Megan's Song

by Pam Liberatore

All is moving fast and I hit hard when I got here
But Iím willing to be humble and believe
But I am lost within the racial limitation of a nation
Who think freedom and oppression are the same

Oh what a concept that I am faced with here
But I know this is Your decision for me\thereís no place Iíd rather be

But Iíve cried all the way home
Iíve cried all the way home
Iíve cried all the way home

This decision is a breath of final absolution
Caught my heart in time and I have chosen to remain
But at the end of every breakthrough is the solitude of driving home
Where poverty is clearly not the same

Oh what a concept that I am faced with here
But I know this is Your decision for me\thereís no place Iíd rather be

And Iíve cried all the way home
Iíve cried all the way home
Iíve cried all the way home

Do I get caught up in the politics of loving every person
Or be sealed into the mold of black and white
Or can it be enough that I am here because I want to be
And community development is my life

Oh what a concept that I am faced with here
But I know this is Your decision for me\thereís no place Iíd rather be

So Iíve stayed, and called this my home
Iíve stayed, called this my home
I have stayed and called this my homeÖ

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About this week's author:

Pam says: i guess you could say i'm a resident of west jackson who has some understanding of what it's like to be torn in two separate directions: aka, here in west jackson, or elswhere! i want to act and love and live like Christ, i want to learn and become a part of this community...and where do i go if not here? for all the questions and battles i've wrestled with here, for all the bitter tears i've wept for this place and my part in it...this is where i have been called to be, and this is where i will live.

the song is dedicated to a wonderful woman who daily battles issues of race and reconcilliation. her life is truly community development, and i admire her strength and dedication.

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