Bastard Kids

by B.J. Burgins

These were only children
and they weren't
responsible for how they got here
in this unwelcoming place,

and being as churchy
as you all were
yall made no effort
to make 'em feel comfortable.

As time passed
you found out how much of the same
you all were,
and even were reprobated in mind lustfully 
to some-

and in you all's darkness
their youthfullness
brightened into adulthood,
yet they loved you all more,
which made you feel low
and sore.

Such bastards were you all
and the first to storm the church
and cry at each one's funeral.

Bastard Kids by B.J. Burgins

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