The story of the Tin Man always fascinated me
For we have lived parallel lives, which you’re about to see.
Dorothy’s Tin Man had one wish: To only have a heart
Let’s begin with my story, I’ll take it from the start.
Imagine you have not a friend so church is where you turn
Taking notes in Sunday School, for this is how you learn.
Making sure you’re never late while wearing your Sunday’s best
And when the teacher quizzes all, you will pass every test.
Seeing a brother from the church you ask him for his number
We can play some basketball before the end of Summer.
He gives it reluctantly, but never answers the phone
You are now catching the hint. His wife say’s “He’s not home.”
Soon you hear disturbing news that takes your breath away
Rumor has it at your church that you’re openly gay!
Seeking friendship in the church sometimes come with a price
Even in the church at times you cannot be too nice.
Next you see one of the sisters as you pump your gas
She spoke first, then you replied. It happened very fast.
Now the rumors spread around you want her as your wife!
Other sisters roll their eyes; the brothers are full of spite.
Judge my heart and you will see I want to just fit in
Judge my heart and you will see I’m here to break from sin!
So what about the Tin Man’s heart? And did he reach his goal?
Ask me in a year from now. My heart’s too broken to know.
By: Larry Nelson
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