May. 10, 2019

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“Hear this, O elders; and give ear, all who dwell in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your forefathers? Tell your children about it, and let your children tell their children— and their children, the next generation. What the devouring locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; what the swarming locust has left, the young locust has eaten; and what the young locust has left, the destroying locust has eaten.” Joel 1:2-4

My blessed children,
what can I say?
I’m so sorry that
life turned out this way.
I admit grandchildren,
I will never understand
how Christian people
chose this man.
We’ve categorized sin
to isolate our cause.
We assign Him a party,
As we watered down God.
I’m sorry that you’re having
to take stands in school
because adults around you
won’t change the rules.
I’m so sorry about
my generation’s failure to lead.
I understand that you will suffer
the fallout, indeed.
I’m so sorry that we ask
you to do what is right
When we’re not willing
to give up our ignorant fights.
It’s interesting how
the news is called “fake”
While some adults call
immoral behavior “great.”
I know my dear children
You must be confused.
It’s probably best
We remove all news.
That’s certainly one way
To end our fights
We can just guess
Who’s wrong and who’s right.
We are definitely
living in a day
we demand you don’t do what we do,
but insist you do what we say.
My children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
This is straight from my heart –
be Christ’s reflection
by doing your part.

Roni Archer - May 9,2019