Faces

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A thousand a day
Or more
I walk by
A warm smile
A distant gaze
Polite hello
Vexed evasion
Sometimes…
Contact
A momentary
Keyhole
Revelation
A story
Underneath

How often I wonder
Whether a
Passing face
Calmly hides
A soul scream:
Confusion
Loss
Rejection
Loneliness
Desperation

Seeing the crowds
He had compassion on them
Because they were harassed and helpless
Like sheep without a shepherd

“There just aren’t enough workers.
Pray for more.”

Jason Rodenbeck is an Indiana-born former minister and college teacher who currently works at a private university. He is passionate about his wife, Vangie, theology, and learning. On weekends, he and Vangie love to go exploring small-towns, parks, and antique shops. They find beauty in old things and love to restore and repurpose them. You can read more of  Jason’s poems and other work at https://jasonrodenbeck.wordpress.com, or see some of  their restorations at http://theroadinback.com.

 

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