Thursday, August 20, 2009

Faces

Faces by Jan Markell

Faces...
haunting
hopeless
helpless
Reaching out
Yet backing away.

Faces...
wearing smiles,
but beneath lie
uncertainty
loneliness
alienation
apathy.

Faces...In a crowd;
Mistaking noise for laughter,
And elbows for hands,
And shoves for pats on the back.

Father, help us see the heart,
And meet a need,
Fill a void,
Be a friends.
Don't let us drown in complacency
indifference
selfish preoccupation,
Snug in our circle
Secure in our niche,
While those around us
Hear our words about
love
and
compassion
Bounce off empty walls,
Without any more meaning
Than the headline on a movie magazine.

Amen.

1 comment:

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