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Sow in Tears Reap in Joy


Written by: Lisa Chai (Former CEDAR colleague, currently involved in community development work in Myanmar) 559 more words



In the silent purr

Of morning’s breath

Find the cure

To my dying health.

Sing me pure

And healing words

Like to lure

Back my wandering soul. 45 more words


In the Queue

A girl falls down, keening

and a mother picks her

up. People

stare at the sound

of mourning.


Calling Birds On A Day of Innocence

Calling Birds On A Day of Innocence 
by Michael Romani

Through the thick of woods falls a trickle of light
To shine like a beacon before humanity's sight
Calling birds gathered on a day of innocence 
To preserve the memory of slaughtered innocents

The four calling birds sing boldly to dispel
The hold of evil on us all through their gospel
Evangelizing across the fields of boy soldiers dying
They are almost drowned out the sound of mothers crying

What they wouldn't give for another moment's embrace
To see their sons and hold them close, face to face
Oh precious Lord do you not hear the mother's lamentation
For another dead African son who has given into temptation

There is only one truth that will ever shine its light
Only one key to the kingdom that is precious in our sight
Crying mothers stumble through the pages of the Nazarene
Teardrops fall smearing the ink hoping for what they mean

Oh momma don't you cry for the wicked ways of the dead
But instead free your heart and bring it to your head
Teaching and reaching for clarity found in the parable
Truths told in tales understandable to those capable

Success they say is either measured in wealth or in power
But the rich man cannot pay his way enough in his final hour
Only if willing to hear these gospels shall any ever be free
For those who have eyes and ears please see and hear this plea

(c) December 28, 2017  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved
Poetry And Poems

Into the Darkness


Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justice now. Love mercy now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.


Lamentasyon: OFW Pride and Story

Lamentasyon (Lamentation), meaning the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.

The word might have a very deep meaning, but for me, it is more than just a word of sorrow. 344 more words

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