Sunday, February 5, 2017

The storm


After Nehemiah 5:1-13

The storm passed through us
the storm of famine engulfed us taking
our fields
our vineyards
our children
we buy food
that will not last
we are slaves
to the storm
of wealth and greed,
the storm a smile
of arrogance

we sold our fields
and vineyards
we mortgaged our homes
and borrowed to pay taxes
our lament remains
unheard, a shout
inside a deep well
without an echo
our lament is turned aside
our lament is cast aside
as dross
our stomachs and hearts
are empty and hollow.

The rich are with us
always.


Photograph by Michael Spisak via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

5 comments:

HisFireFly said...

oh my, yes

S. Etole said...

Loaded with truth.

Jody Lee Collins said...

"our lament remains
unheard, a shout
inside a deep well."
Wow.

JasonS said...

Love how you took a familiar Bible passage for me and imbued it with emotion and insight. Thanks Glynn.

Freckles said...

Powerful and true!