Read Stevie’s new poem!

Stories | November 8, 2017

Stevie Wills, CBM Australia’s Community Education Officer, performed her incredible poem at The Justice Conference held in Melbourne. You can read her powerful words here.

Speak

You spoke creation
Rivers commotion
Pilgrimage to ocean
Deserts plains, sky expanding
Mountains, valleys, earth contouring
You spoke love in creation
Between man and woman
Birthing family
Birthing community
You speak love in creation
Comfort, hope, compassion
You speak, create
Us in your image
In your image
Let us speak, create
Let us speak love
Let us speak hope
In your creation
Let us speak compassion
Let us speak comfort
Let us speak justice
Ignite justice
Mercy,

Let us hear
Let us hear

For when we do not hear
From justice our words stray
When we hear
Through preconceived ideas

When I’m heard
Through preconceived ideas
Like child
Like damaged
Like representation of the fall
Opportunity to release charity
Ink is drained from my words
Power drained from my words

When before my mouth opens
Words for me are spoken
Cut from underneath, self-direction
I’m Slipping underneath the conversation

Let us hear
Let us hear another
As a story we’ve never heard before
A premise we’ve never heard before

Let us hear another
Every other
Through the preconception of dignity
The sacredness of humanity

Let us hear
Let us hear
That we may speak justice
Speak mercy
Speak compassion
Speak love

 

Photo: Stevie Wills – CBM Community Education 

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