Poetry and Prose

"I do love your poems and I don't think you know how much they minister to others such as myself..." ~Anonymous. I am often unable to fully express my Thank You's for all the kind comments (through email, other poetry sites and other public networks) I receive, but I want you (my readers) to know that I really appreciate it. Emails saying that a poem is used in bulletins, sermons, book reports, E-magazines or Bible studies also encourages me. So again, I thank you very much! God is great! ~louis gander

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Tell Me Why 12-7-13


The lady... she was weeping.
It saddened me to see -
that she was drawn within herself
and just as sad as me.

I asked if she was hungry.
I asked if she was late.
I asked her if she had a home.
I asked her if she ate.

She shook her head at each of these
short questions that I asked.
I knew I had to help her though.
I knew this was my task.

I also knew I had no cash -
and all this made me sad.
For I was just as homeless too.
I lost the job I had.

To find a place for her to live
and put food on her shelf -
oh, how could I do just one thing -
when I can't help myself?

All I could do was wish her well.
I had no more to say.
My stomach soured and I wept 
as I had walked away.

Some children laughed and giggled with
their mother from a store.
Ignored, the old and lonely ones
that my heart bleeds out for.

And then I prayed.  Oh, how I prayed -
that time would hasten by.
It hurts the most at Christmas time.
Please, someone, tell me why.

©2013 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jesus cares and so do I. Your upward journey is underway...in Jesus's name Amen.