Sunday, June 21, 2009


I wrote this after an encounter I had at Riverside Park. Please, read. And learn. I delight in supposing that one of you could learn from this failure.

She did not have the appearance I expected.
A faded, blue and yellow Michigan jacket.
Dark skin.
Rotten teeth.

She did not use words of eloquence.
Mostly slang and poor grammar.
Obviously uneducated.

Something brought her closer.
A timid smile.
A simple offer.

A gentle whisper in my heart pleaded, "Love her."
I returned her smile.
Her offer I declined.

The sweet smile fell.
Eyes were averted.
A hasty retreat.

Wait... something beneath the blue & yellow.
A brilliant robe!
Brighter than the sun.

My spirit crumbled within me.
My heart flooded with anguish.
Through tears I clearly saw.

He'd come. One of the LEAST.

Isaiah 53:2-3 "He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him... he was despised, and we esteemed him not."

Matt 25:44-45 "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'"


Rhonda said...

Kelly, That is beautiful! I love your insight, and your honesty. I love you, sweetheart, Mom

D's Mom said...

You are a good writer! Thanks for being willing to share.

Moo-Moo said...

Kel, I loved every part of it and I feel bad that I just now read it. Man, it honestly made my Spirit cry. Hey, how come you didn't care to share with me some of your writing talents?