Tuesday, January 17, 2017

day 17

Why, O LORD, do you stand
         far off?
   Why do you hide yourself
         in times of trouble?
In arrogance the wicked
         persecute the poor --
   let them be caught in the
         schemes they have
         devised.  Psalm 10:1-2

when we could stand
next to others,
         holding their hearts,
   why do we edge
   away from the bullied?
when we could confront
those who would take away
      services to the poor,
   why do we hide behind
   our walls of
         good intentions?

kyrie elieson

(c) 2017 Thom M. Shuman

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