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Altar boy

He is the perfect picture 

of a perfect life

Inspiration for a better life 

He sings the hymn

and preach the word

So no one cares to pray for him 

.

He’s beaten and weary 

He’s washed out daily

He cries in secret 

For strength is failing 

And then He’s back 

For shepherd duties 

So no one cares to pray for him 

.

His children lack their heart desires

Their mates in school have better attires

But they give a smile that sparks a fire

So no one cares to pray for him

.

Then you come to tell your story 

’bout how life’s been so messy 

Empty handed, no gift to offer 

Yet he lays his hands and gives a blessing 

.

A gravid wife 

Coeval strife 

A simple life 

And all you see? 

The answers you seek

.

My heart goes out to the altar boy

Who has learnt to be a man

Who has learnt to put his trust 

in the One he serves

.

My heart goes out to the altar boy

who is poured out daily… 

Daily… 

He has learnt to say, 

“Emmanuel” 

.

.

.

‘Seye

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Author:

A lover of Jesus, music and poetry. Wordsmith; 'cos I believe in the power of words.

7 thoughts on “Altar boy

  1. The neglect of the Levites is evident in our societies today. I guess more people are getting weary of the get-rich-fast-or-die-trying preacher’s who cart all the offerings and tithes into their personal bank accounts. The good ones still abound and we should not be weary of well-doing.
    This post is really moving. If there were a platform for poetry where you worship maybe you can consider reading it to an audience. Very beautiful!

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