Eastern OrthodoxPoetry


Lest I be misunderstood:

____ Lives Matter because this one does.


One life matters, there is no other
Passed down to you from Son to mother
A life that only begins with death
A spirit bequeathed with latest breath
A breath that whispered a single Word
That by the hosts of Heaven was heard
And even the depths of Hell were stirred
As living corpses were given breath
Having died with that one in his death
And given as son to his mother
This life matters, there is no other

Kenneth O'Shaughnessy

Kenneth O'Shaughnessy

A Northerner by upbringing, Kenneth has lived in the South since his (first) college days. After returning to college, he began to do more than just dabble with writing, and has self-published a children's picture book, a middle-reader's book, and several collections of poetry. Baptized in the Roman Catholic church, raised in the fundamentalist Baptist church, and having spent time in the Reformed Baptist church, Kenneth settled down in the Eastern Orthodox church in 2006.

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