Whales, children, lepers, the lost, the found, the holy, the sinners and the sacred, the plain, me.

destruction, terror, illiteracy, illegitimacy, complaining, dirty water, dirty hands, me.

Were concern a currency you’d be rich
Mildly preoccupied with the well-being of others
You are merely a plain clothes missionary
Doing right by others in order to do right by your own
Conscience, uncommitted yet wholly engaged in
This, your righteous avenue to personal
Fulfillment, salvation, enlightenment

Traveling around the world in the name of good things
Changing your heart and mind in an authentic and real way

Suffering Love Laughing At Myself is the first poetry book of Adam Fletcher Sasse and is available at

Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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