Twinkling lights, evening air
Flower petals landing in hair.
Laughter ensues, conversations grow
The love of others seemingly glows.
Radiant beauty, life created
There is so much God has demonstrated.
The coffee is strong and honey, sweet
There are so many hearts to meet
Right where they are, on the streets, broken
Behind smile facades, tears are chokin’
Life seems distant, Life seems far
That’s why you spend endless nights in the bar.
No matter how much ‘liquid courage’
Instead you end up distraught, discouraged
Friends assure you these times will pass
Yet pain, once again, over hope, shall surpass.
What is your hope in?
Where are you copin’?
How can someone so dead inside come to bear life?
Where can one run from their painful strife?
So many things promise alleviation
Yet somehow are simply deviations
From the root issue which must be mentioned
If you want your heart freed from Satan’s detention.
So why sit here and keep pretending
That your way will start trending.
Maybe if you tweet and update
Your problems will somehow resituate.
That doesn’t seem to do the trick
Let me offer something real quick…
What if you stopped trying
And started denying
Your ability to stop crying?…
What if you were to fully surrender;
Wave your white flag and did not hinder
The power of Christ from overcoming
All the sinful things you’ve been becoming?
What if for once, God was God
And you were not?
Perhaps the strongest action you can take
Is admitting your weakness and past mistakes…
Give it a chance; at least one day
Fall to your knees, cry out, and pray.
I know your hearts empty and skies are grey
But God’s compassion is real and won’t delay.
Time is of the essence and this poem must end
In the meantime I’ll pray for your hearts to mend.
Father, send out Your Holy Spirit and angels in Power;
Take back this dark nation and let Your mercy shower
Upon those whom revere the Word of Your Son
And to Your arms, like young children, do run.