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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Only a Child


I'm only a child;
Who am I to
think I know what
ought to be done

I'm only a child;
Intellect fails
the one who thinks
herself smarter

I'm only a child;
If I could do
anything would
it even matter

I'm only a child;
Injustice is
greater than my
small solution

I'm only a child;
I am so small
and the world is
so big and wrong

I'm only a child;
Too scared to let
go of what is
pulling me down

I'm only a child;
I don't know what
to say to help
a hurting heart

only a child
choking with fear
only a child
but deadly sincere
only a child
humbled at last
only a child
but not an outcast

Jeremiah 1:7-8 But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, I am only a child. You will go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD.

2 comments:

Michael said...

I loved this poem.

Art said...

this poem was very encouraging, I really like it. And I miss you! I know I already said it, but I do! Ahh.