Poetry: We Are Lost

By Francis Kokutse*

When we they call;
Heathen, people of the world and devils
come to sit in judgment of men who
have read  all there is
to be read in their Holy Books;

Yet have refused to love
their neighbours;
covet their kinsmen’s wives;
misappropriate the Sunday Silver collections
in the name of the Holy Spirit;

Then, do we not see
our paths blurred when
those who we look up to
for help to reach Canaan
have lost their bearings

Originally published in May 2010, because #poetryistimeless