Poem: Voices Crying Out

Everywhere I go
I hear the voices crying out:
Voices of women;
Voices of children;
Voices of many sexualities;
Voices of all races;
Voices of all cultures;
Voices of the lost;
Voices on the margins.
They cry out for justice;
They cry out for hope;
They cry out for love.
Some hear them
And turn away
Or tell them
To deal with it
On their own.
Some don’t hear the voices
At all.
I hear the voices
And my heart breaks.
I try to stand with them
Encourage them.
But some fights
I’m not invited to
Some fights
I can’t fight.
I cry out to the Lord,
“Help me
To help them more.”
The Lord answers me,
“Beloved one
You are helping.
Sometimes listening
Paying attention
Is exactly the help they need.”

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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