Saturday, January 7, 2012

POEM: Why Do the Angels Keep Singing?

Nha Trang Beach, Vietnam, January 2004

God, I hear the Hallelujah chorus

and the angels crying glory.

But with my eyes I only see a crippled boy,

peddling a tricycle with his hands to sell his peanuts

to tourists.

Why do the angels keep singing

as though they can't see the sadness

in this world?

But now I remember that You came here

to our broken earth, and touched

the cripples, and wept at death, and died and rose.

Angels, keep singing for my Jesus.

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