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There is Hope

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There is Hope

There are words on the walls
Of the inner city buildings
Displaying vulgar interpretations
Of life
There are hints on the streets
That things may get better
As gangs disassemble
And die
But the now in this place
As you walk down the streets
Is of fear and hesitation
Thoughts to run
Because… you all know
Things don’t change that quickly
Most young ones on the streets
Have guns

Why has the world gone crazy?
When will it ever change?
Life that we knew, no longer true
It’s a mess and so rearranged
…but there is hope…

There’s a sign on the wall
Enter here, if you will
The Lord calls you to come 
Inside
It’s a church, built of brick
A foundation so strong
Inviting us all in, to keep us
Alive
But we pass and keep walking
As the streets stay dark
And it’s in these moments
We cry
So the people that pass
Inspire fear and horror
That we think this evening 
We’ll die

Why has the world gone crazy?
When will it ever change?
Life that we knew, no longer true
It’s a mess and so rearranged
…but there is hope…

As a candle still flickers
In the corner of the church
Undying burning of hope
It lives
Not a dollar, just prayer
Is all you will need
For it’s your love, He’s asking 
You give

There is hope
There is light
There you are

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  1. Date: 5/23/2011 9:04:00 AM
    SO, so nice to see you posting again Micheal. Yes, we have hope and there is a light. The world has become a scarier place and we have to be so much more careful nowadays. Sad but true and your poem speaks so much truth. Love Phyl