A Joyful Day

I’m still recovering from surgery and a bit tired yet, so I am sharing a poem from October 2013 today. I hope to be up writing again soon.


                      Laments and Joy
And in this day we still complain just as our ancestors did,
and we gossip as much as any,
and some days our community seems deserted.
Bitterly we cry and complain.
When comfort is offered, we are looking away.
We turn away.
Even in the sanctuary, we moan.
Even in the narthex, we complain.
In fellowship hall, we speak harshly these days.
In righteous community, we rebel.
God forgives.
He hears the pain, overlooks the groans.
Cry out when you can;
He hears.
He forgives.
He blesses.
Joy in the Word.
Joy to the World.

(c) Tom Bolton, 31 October 2013, Milwaukee


About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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