Today He Smiles


Some pretend they don’t see

the burden he carries

As if their blind eye

can negate his truth

Still he is there, smiling

Passing by casually

they avert their gaze

Their cowardice, like Medusa,

turns hearts to stone

Still he is there, smiling

And when he falls

they gasp

yet none offers a helping hand

Their fear melds with shame

Still he is there, smiling

Some, overwhelmed with humility,

bow their heads and offer a silent prayer

for the man who needs no pity

for themselves in need of grace

He is there, smiling

His suffering is great

His sorrow is long

but his spirit is strong

and so today, he smiles



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