Bironga Chadwick

Rookie - 223 Points (30/09/1992 / Kisii, Kenya)

In A Priest's Shoe - Poem by Bironga Chadwick

Do we put them on a pedestal and sift each word they say,
Forgetting they are sinners saved by grace with feet of clay?
Are we looking for perfection and when church day rolls around,
Do we dine on a roasted Priest, if a single flaw we have found?

Do we watch their children carefully, inspecting every deed?
Does the slightest imperfection make us have a family feed?
Do we leave no room for error in the stringent code we set,
But play by different rules ourselves, and all our sins forget?

If we could walk a single day with them, inside their shoes,
All our judging attitude we would surely lose.
We would know and understand the weighty burdens that they bear,
And we would try to help them and to show them that we care.
We would lift them up each day in earnest prayer before God's throne,
And ask the Lord's forgiveness when a lack of love we have shown.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Most of us vilify our religious leaders whenever they go wrong, but do we take time to evaluate them as normal beings

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 18, 2013

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