Monday, November 30, 2009
The broken cherub fountain legs
in need of true repair,
and as the JB Weld is used,
replacement starts with care.
But broken legs and broken dreams
of broken people see
that band-aids, rods, and JB Weld
can only ever be...
A fix for body visible...
what happens to the heart?
For heart and soul get broken, too,
how does that healing start?
When arrows pierce a wounded heart
and worded barbs cut deep --
who holds a man accountable,
who is his brother's keep?
And when more slander spreads around,
the lies disguised as truth,
who will defend the downtrod man,
or widow in her youth?
For sometimes life and death collide
and disappointment churns,
beside still waters souls restore
at least, that's what I learned
In youth. My shepherd is the Lord
who guides in righteousness
and though I walk through shadows deep
I dwell in His goodness.
In close, the statue legs are fixed;
they won't fall off again,
though outwardly there is a scar --
the cherub feels no pain.