“God Is Here” – by Evan Bolton

* * *

For the water that runs with blood and tears

Does nothing more than mask their hopes with fears

So unless you reach down

Hope is gone and hearts still drown

* * *

But behind the nervous eyes and distant stares

Lies the need for one who simply cares

So unless you step out onto the shore

The page continues to turn with promise of war

* * *

With those in rank of such young age

Makes you think their souls are locked in a cage

So unless you step into the room

Skies bring signs of inevitable doom

* * *

In this place where disease runs wild

There’s no place to escape the cries of a starving child

So unless you step out of your cave

To hunger they all remain a slave

* * *

Many nights they sat and cried

For hopes and dreams all but denied

So unless you reach in

Opportunity continues to lie in a bin

* * *

For what is broken and torn

Does nothing more than make them wish they were never born

So unless you come and live

The promise of peace has nothing to give

* * *

Those that live in slums

Have been given the name of helpless bums

So unless you come and stay

Poverty remains and souls still stray

* * *

So in this place called home they remain

With hopes for less of the same

So now you’ve come, and there you stood

For God is here and God is good


©2008 by Evan Bolton. All rights reserved.
(Written prior to missions trip to Ghana, West Africa, 2008)


Poems of Evan Bolton

Creative Expressions

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