• [CHRISTIA] new poetry, "Applaud the Portfolios"

    From Mark@1:396/4 to Practical Christian Life on Sun Jun 14 12:57:45 2020
    From: lamppoet@CENTURYTEL.NET (Mark)

    Applaud the Portfolios

    ("He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away
    empty." Luke 1:53)

    Didn't we hear it when the poverty crept into
    our modern towers, our suburban powers were all
    in a fix
    because no one served mixed drinks anymore.

    Didn't we avoid the side effects, the stress-sweat
    that followed dripped on the broken sidewalks
    in a fix
    over derelict cars never running well.

    Didn't we follow the lead of every person before us?
    Didn't we drive beyond the camps foreshadowed by
    our taste for sharper images and victoria's secrets
    left us little time to add another 15 minutes to the rest
    of our plans.

    But the thunder will reverse our fortunes and favors,
    tsunamis will wash the cliff-dwellers away,
    no one will laugh at the hoarded destruction or
    applaud the fatty portfolio's disintegration.

    Why do we wait? Why? Do we? Wait a few moments
    at the grocery aisle,
    check out the daughters and sons who
    walk and run in tennis shoes; then, single-file
    inspect the soles abbreviated by time,
    the uppers ripped from the pages of hand-me-down novels
    and consider:

    How long will it take for me, for Your name's sake,
    to see the tears we thought were the lament of the poor
    are instead

    The grief of the One who creates all to be fed by mercy,
    no matter their wages, their mobile stages; but simply their
    shared humanity.


    mark p.


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