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Beautiful Feet: A Poem

Beautiful Feet: A Poem October 12, 2021

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I sit alone in a classroom filled with men

 

I see

a man

a son

a brother

a husband

a father

 

not lesser things

—simply what I see first

 

But I come closer

I listen

—I hear your heart

 

It beats to

break bread

shepherd

sing

lead

dream

write words

preach the Word

 

You sit in a classroom filled with men.

And that one woman in the corner.

 

You see

a woman

a sister

a daughter

a wife

a mother

 

not lesser things

—simply what you see first

 

But come closer.

Listen.

—Hear the beat of my heart?

 

It beats to

break bread

shepherd

sing

lead

dream

write words

preach the Word

 

In Isaiah, I read of beautiful feet

They bring good news

 

Might we

Could we

set aside our “certainty”

our disagreements

our complementary egality

And simply

Be

Those

Feet?

 

 

Patty Parker
Patty Parker is a current student at Dallas Theological Seminary. She writes about motherhood, faith, and the delight of every day.
You can keep up with her shenanigans at her website: https://pattyparker.me or on Instagram.

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