The Sinner; The Saint

The Sinner;      The Saint

She’s the lady all the men adore;   He walks in the light of the holy king,

A caring mother and a whore;   His presence seems a blessing on all things.

She drinks a fifth every dawn;   He starts and ends his days with prayers.

Wishing for her pain to be gone;   He donates to the poor to show he cares.

In every drunken lamentation;   He works to benefit the weaker man.

She asks God for her salvation;   He tries to help everyone that he can.

She’s at church every day;   He’s a man that seems to have no flaws.

Asking the Lord why her husband’s away;   He seems to be above all the common laws.

She works the street while her daughter’s at school;   He washes his hands in holy water.

She works to survive in a world so cruel;   He tries to forget his illegitimate daughter.

The world calls her a sinner;   The world calls him a saint.

She only wants her daughter to have dinner;   He’s freed himself of all attain.

One thought on “The Sinner; The Saint

  1. I tried to leave a comment on this earlier in the week, but it wouldn’t go through for some reason 😦 So, i’ll try again

    This poem is so very interesting–what inspired you? It is interesting to me because it so reflects how Jesus interacted with the world. He loved the woman at the well in John 4, who was rejected from social society for her many marriages and living with a man who was not her husband. Though the world had rejected her, Jesus loved her and revealed himself to her. She had a heart that longed to worship, and he saw that desire–he saw her as she would be in Him! However, to the Pharisees, or religious leaders of the day, he saw only their polished outsides, their dead hearts inside, and called them the white-washed tombs. He welcomed their love, but they rejected him as he would take their power away. They used their religion to rule and control… and Jesus did not follow in their footsteps.

    This poem is beautiful. Keep up the writing.
    The sister


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