- incredible Rosita Perez poem!
It was 1963 and the three-week old baby
Was turning blue in the bassinet
Very obviously choking.
The two year old was saying that she was sorry
And crying and looking very scared.
I removed a piece of ham from the baby’s mouth.
Her sister had been eating a sandwich
And thought it was a good idea
To share a little of what she had.
For some reason, that reminds me of how I feel
Around people who are so publicly religious and
They insist on force-feeding the rest of us
Their sustenance of meat when our digestive systems
Can only tolerate milk.
Maybe that’s why we choke on it too.
We are still new-born
And need more time to develop, that’s all.
And it has little to do with calendar age.
If they had faith in the Source,
They would know that
The same illuminations that came to them
Will come to us
When and if we need them enough to reach out.
GOD DOESN’T PLAY FAVORITES.
by Rosita Perez, from her book “The Music Is You”