Redemption Near

Did you waste your life,
just making money

Did you eat the bread,
and not the honey

Did you sell your soul,
as the children watched

Was your heart left cold,
in a tinderbox

We’re your excuses detailed,
and your reasons poor

Did you wake up full,
and still ask for more

Were your blessings shunned,
as you scratched and clawed

Saying no harm done,
“I never broke the law”

Were you teeth all straightened,
and your motives bent

Were your eyes detached,
from what heaven sent

Are you memories lost,
in some dead refrain

As a lonely footnote,
to another’s name

If you had a chance,
to right this wrong

Would you hum in silence,
or break out in song

If you’re still alive,
the choice is clear

All joy awaits,
redemption near

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)
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