Friday, May 18, 2012

A Word

There was a word. A hushed word. It fell.
Fell from the sky like a drop of perspiration from a bowl of blue JellO.
It hit the earth, splashed, scattering fragmented syllables
The syllables ricochet finally falling like pearls on marble tables
They rolled and bounced in search of the breath of rewarding destiny
 Discovered by child’s hand—though clumsy—
They were hands that believed in the word and refused to squander
Hands soft, unfettered by entitled thinking or the sourness of a disillusioned wanderer
Fingers polished the word until it was given voice
Something that hadn’t been said for ages thrice
The word cried out in the night
Trees raised their sleeping heads and walked forward like fearless giants
Mountains as tall as clouds reared their heads and stomped as horses
Stars pulled back their glittering bows and stood readily
 The child looked at them, his heart burning fervently, heatedly
Too long had the word gone unspoken, too long was it ignored
There would be no rest until the message of the word went forth
No sleep, nor stop, no more standing in a crowd of idlers…
While little girls are raped by their fathers
As orphans slump in alleyways nothing but worms in their bellies
As long as fifteen minutes of human flesh and a bed is sold for a few dollars
So long as unborn babies are killed by their mothers
If man lets these things persist…
The rocks we stand on will cry: “Justice!”


  1. This is great! It's got great imagery and message. And I think it wonderfully goes with your new ministry.:)
    It really reminds me of Isaiah 55:10-12 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout,and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.“For you will go out with joy
    And be led forth with peace;
    The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you,
    And all the trees of the field will clap their hands."

    1. Thanks J. I've been thinking about that scripture since you sent it to me a lot actually. Perfect timing for the season I'm in. Blessings!

      And Yes--I have seen faith like potatoes and it is a really good movie. My parents own it so I should borrow it and watch it again because its been a few years.

  2. Here is a great verse to go with your poem :) "Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:9"

    P. S. I just watched "Faith like potatoes" and the biography again. It was super encouraging, reminding me of the work God is doing and the importance of faith in Him as we walk with Him each day. Anyway if you have never seen it I highly recommend.(hope you don't mind me sharing :) God bless.