Thursday, June 14, 2012

Take a Trip with Me...

Imagine for a moment…

A place where
The air is thick,                            
Darkness overcomes light,       
Oppression reigns.

In this place,
Abuse is rampant,          
Bodies are used, sold;     
Hope is lost.                        

In this nightmare,           
Loneliness abounds,       
Lost ones cry out,            
Morning never comes.

You can open your eyes.
You can wake up
From this nightmare.
But the orphans can’t.

Can you imagine this pain,
This hopelessness, this nightmare
As your reality?
They have to.

Now imagine for a moment…

A place where
The air is bright,
Light trumps darkness,
Christ reigns.

In this place,
Hugs and kisses heal,
Loving arms reach out,
Hope is found.

In this dream,
Love abounds,
Laughter rings out,
Mercies are new.

Open your eyes,
Picture their broken faces.
We can make this dream
Their reality.

Never forget their pain,
Their hopelessness, their nightmare.
We’re called make a difference.
We have to. 


Mario Arana said...

Beautiful poem and message Amy! I saw you with your teammates walking in at church your first Sunday here. What a blessing you have been! Blessings to you and your loved ones!

Anonymous said...

Okay Amy... this poem must be on our 20th Anniversary Celebration Program... you capture the environment of the orphanages in a perfect light..... I love your words... as they express my thougths and feelings exactly!!!!