Sunday, May 21, 2017

Alone


After Isaiah 1

To stand on temple steps
or in the street, and speak
what no one wants to hear
in fact, what will create
anger and spite and rejection
and rage and reprisal,
is to write the biography
of the prophet, alone,
no one standing nearby,
no one nodding, alone,
no one lending a sympathetic ear,
alone, watching the crowd
pick up stones.


Photograph by Dawn Hudson via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

2 comments:

HisFireFly said...

I have been
and still remain
right there
and He speaks...

Laurie Flanigan said...

It's not surprising that many of the prophets
were poets, is it?