I walked into church
I met an adrenalin rush
As I smelt all the vegetables and fruit
Placed about in full public view.
There were sheaves of bread woven
Apples and oranges, pears and plums
Cauliflowers and cabbages on window ledges.
Displays of flowers whose smell empowers
All kinds of good things which makes us sing
God is the creator of all things.
Later we would assemble and gather the harvest together
Put the fruit and vegetables in bags and bundles.
After the evening service deliver
By car, by bus, we would walk most of us
Giving to the people who were the poorest.
We would call upon them on Sunday night
With presents and blessings from the congregation
Visit and a prerequisite was to say a prayer
Let them know God is there
A God who cares without reserve.
Hugh K Henderson <><