Broken Everything

 

When the gate slammed shut

And the hungry and trapped cried out for help,

 

Did you hear the sound?

Did your heart break?

Does your heart break now?

 

Cannot feel it in my soul

Cannot see you

Alone in my privilege, lonely in my comfort

Can the blind have sight, have sight?

 

When you see us all alone

Can you hear your people, Lord?

Can the blind have sight, have sight?

When the man in bare feet said

“Shoes?”

“Tomorrow.”

And he cried out, “Tomorrow?  Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow!”

I cannot breathe

 

Did your heart break?

Does your heart break now?

 

When the heart breaks,

does your heart break?

 

(Words adapted from The Brilliance, “Does Your Heart Break?”)

Poem written by Heidi Archer, reflections from serving in the clothing tent today in the main camp.

 

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