Where Prince Meets Pauper

A reflection of the Incarnation in South Asia

Former Oval Officers
wept where tidals waved.
Bush and Clinton watched in horror
while their courage caved.

What they saw exceeded all
that they thought they’d see.
Tragic sights beyond belief.
Countless refugees.

Homeless orphaned babies cling
to those who reach out.
Parents robbed of children lost
wander (dazed) about.

Treeless landscapes raped by force
hide its buried dead
while those victims still alive
pray for daily bread.

Thank you, God, for George and Bill.
They left comfort zones
so to taste the bitterness
of those damned, alone.

And that smacks of what You did
when in Christ you came.
Visiting our ravaged world,
you embraced our shame.