Mistaken Identity

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Mistaken Identity

She walks quietly
Into Church . . . late.
Her clothes are old
And her stringy hair wet and . . . straight.

Sitting all by herself
Younger than most of those . . . there.
But tries to fit in,
Appears like she has joy and . . . no cares.

Her head looks down,
The scripture mentioned by the one who . . . preaches.
She fumbles with her Bible,
The passage she slowly . . . reaches.

Then the assembly gets into small groups
For sentence prayers on which she . . . passes.
Everyone rises to sing.
It was obvious she isn’t up to the . . . task.

She might leave, unnoticed,
Because many insiders . . . smirch.
“Not the kind of person
We see in . . . Our Church.”

The preacher then announces something
Which catches the congregation . . . by surprise.
He says that
She was just earlier . . . baptized.

— Charles B. Mayes

Mistaken Identity © 2015 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

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