Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Standpoint of Orphans

"The form of worship that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father is this:  to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation, and to keep oneself without spot from the world." — James 1:27

The child in her
wanted to
be tucked in bed
at night by her mother,
but she knows
it's too late
for lullabies and
bedtime stories.

The child in him
wanted to
run into his father's arms
and be held,
but he stopped
running and holding
on to a fantasy
that someday he'd return.

The children of the world
want to grow up
to be just like
their parents,
and maybe
that's the reason
we need to take care
of our orphans.

Please join us at The High Calling for a Random Acts of Poetry this week with the theme being about orphans.


  1. this is so good and true stephie...sad and true...found you at the high calling...

    here's my link--my heart in a poem...


    but just thank you for your heart and truth:)

  2. I like it. The relationship of parent to child is a powerful one, I'm discovering more and more.

  3. A child without parents is so sad. You've captured that.