Saturday, February 23, 2019

On Unresponsiveness

...and when I spoke to you persistently you did not listen,
and when I called you, you did not answer...
(Jer 7:13)

Is anything more disrespectful
Is any act more selfish
Is any deed more hurtful
Than not to acknowledge
The one reaching out to you?

Letters ignored
Calls unheeded
Gifts unacknowledged
Affection unreciprocated
Have turned to tears
And testify to a friendship that wasn't

Open your eyes and see
Open your ears and hear
Pay heed to your conscience
Soften your heart
Do not be afraid to act with kindness
Acknowledge the one before you
And it shall be well with you