Sunday, May 24, 2015

The prophets

After Romans 8:18-25

I listened to the prophets
before they were killed,
their words groaning,
plaintive cries of what
I knew was love, ultimately,
the groaning at the coldness.
the ignorance, the ignoring
of the obvious and so
they were called to speak,
to cry out the words given,
knowing they would be hated
but they spoke the words,
the groans, because they knew
no other course except
to obey.

Photograph by Lynn Greyling via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

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