His Manual by Tiffany Lin

For He so loved the world,
He bestowed kindly upon us,
the guilt of His dead son, like the debt of a prized pearl.
His children wander, souls locked and led astray,
by steps to a broken Earth,
a thoughtless day-by-day.

Love thy neighbor,
determine thy worth,
through color, and what’s in the quiet of their home. 
With His wisdom and valor, 
you’re never alone.
your regrets are His plan,
your foes, His doomed sinners.

Gift your mind to the man,
thou shalt dine with the winners. 

Tiffany Lin is a 16-year-old from North Carolina. She writes about the weight of religious, cultural, and gender-driven crises, and which pair of earrings to wear.

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