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Jesus wept

He must be crying now—
for all the people experiencing coldness 
     hardship and corruption—
the refugees and war victims fleeing their 
     home country—
the homeless man who sleeps out on a 
     frozen night—
the needy people who can't get relief and find 
     their way around the benefit system  
     designed to confuse—
experiencing the benefit sanction pathway to 
     visiting the food bank—
Grenfell Tower Inferno—
so many unanswered questions—
many people experiencing coldness misery 
     and corruption—
time for feelings, time for emotion—
Jesus wept—
I think he's crying now

Patrick Joe Kelly, all rights reserved. Contact Joe at art21crpd@gmail.com.