The Virtue of Reaching Out

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Thrown to the ground

In nothing but a sheet

She shivers, trembles, and shrinks

Into the hot sand

Wishing, praying, begging that

it might swallow her whole

Harsh voices raising, roaring,

Accusing, Branding, Charging

Spit and spittle splatter

Flung against her face

Rock rumble in hungry hands

Waiting, wanting, to be thrown

Then,

He is there

Extending, Offering

A Hand

The Seven Virtues were created to combat each of the Seven Deadly Sins. These Seven Virtues first appeared tied together in an epic poem titled Pschomachia, written by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, a Christian governor of the 400s AD. To battle Envy, there is kindness.

Image result for jesus and the adulterous womanKindness is the act of showing compassion or mercy to someone who may or may not deserve it. Kindness can be shown in small or large ways. This poem was inspired by the kindness that Jesus showed the adulteress in John 7.

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Poetry Monday: Someone Has it Worse Than You

I enjoy when my friends
Tell me they’re stressed
About their job
Or school or family

I understand
And tell them
It’ll be okay
Things will get better

They argue
How could I know
It will get better
How could I know
What they’re going through

I tell them
I deal with more stress
In one night at work
Than they do
All month
They don’t believe me 
So, I tell them

I’ve been
Puked on, pissed on
Punched in the face
Countless times
Had a homeless man
Pull a knife on me
And someone actively
Tried to run me over
With their car

Your life isn’t stressful

From the poetry collection Men Are Garbage.