All The Same, All That Matters: A Poem

Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant. Image from NASA 2015.

Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant. Image from NASA 2015.


[I wrote this poem during the summer of 2013. I can’t recall the incident, but something sparked my sadness about the state of race relations in the world. Featuring it for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016.]


there is

no offending color

All the same

All that matters

It’s the beating of the heart

the working of the brain

the moving of the blood

All the same, all the same

It’s the Spirit of God

it’s the soul that remains

tell your brother that you love him

give your sister her place

Good night

And a very good Day

when the Lord comes down

and He carries it away

He’ll bring His color

and nothing else will remain

All the same

All that matters

Ephesians 2:14-16

Darla McDavid

I'm Darla, a writer of stories about family, friends, goodness, and God. I love cats, coffee, gardening, and tall stacks of books. Click here to subscribe to my blog. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram. In my other life, I'm an administrative professional, a Sunday School teacher for preschoolers, and the proud mother of Dan.

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  1. This is beautiful, Darla. Poignant, real and very touching. This is the kind of poem my mother would love to sit with you at the kitchen table over a cup of mint tea and discuss for hours…


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