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Jesus on the Corner

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Walking in the hot sun
The toughest man I know
Except I don’t know his name

Lost and empty on the inside
He never got to say goodbye
He expected he’d come home

Jesus on the corner
I spoke to him today
It’s not time just yet
For Gabriel to play

He doesn’t notice us anymore
We’re only birds flying away
We took the last crumb again

He lives in the wrong time
This world is so afraid of him
He tries not to think about it

Jesus on the corner
I heard him say
You noticed me
I said yeah

He can’t relive the past
He knows how it ends
He didn’t have to tell me

The sun is already hot
Spring left him behind
In the shade we talked

Jesus on the corner
I didn’t think to pray
He said thank you
Then he walked away

Comments

Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on May 14, 2018:

Thanks to each of you for your kind words. I took the time to buy some food for an elderly man who was living on the streets. We spoke for a bit. He seemed calmed and at peace with himself. He's a lot stronger than I am. I remembered something about Jesus saying he was every poor man (paraphrasing)... so I wrote this piece.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 13, 2018:

The plight of the homeless is tragic. Perhaps our faith and humanity is being tested by God as to how we treat these people. "Jesus on the corner" makes you think.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on May 13, 2018:

That's a lovely poem. I think even when we are at our lowest, Jesus is on every corner.

Sura Guru from Sri Lanka on May 13, 2018:

good bro