Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Day breaks across the African sky

Jessica, Shannon, and Emmanuel, 
I came across this tonight while cleaning out some old files.  The emotions are raw and deep.  Please know how much I love you! Thanks for allowing me to live out the journey of my salvation in front of you!


Day break comes across the African sky
A mother awakens to the gazes of her
children’s eyes across the room.
She tries to smile, yet the reality of the moment
seizes her and fear falls over her.

She bows her head and begins to wonder
as tears fall from her eyes
It is the gaze of her children which breaks her heart
she searches for what she knows is not there

A nibble of bread, a few pieces of rice will do
none for her she professes
Just enough to feed her children will do
she searches for what she knows is not there

What is she to do?
A mother’s heart once filled with joy
Is now filled with sadness
the new born baby who brought joy
Is now starving in desperation

What is she to do?
She searches for what she knows is not there
men come and go professing their devotion
Only to leave when life is a commotion
alone in the silence she wonders
What is she to do?

She bows her head and begins to wonder
as tears fall from her eyes
It is the gaze of her children which break her heart
she searches for what she knows is not there

With sadness in her heart, she begins to bath each one
and with an extra special touch she tells each one
she loves them as only a mother could do
they walk the dirt trail hand in hand

She bows her head and begins to wonder
as tears fall from her eyes
It is the gaze of her children which breaks her heart
as she walks away from her children praying for a better life
for those she loves

Day break comes across the African sky
A mother awakes
She tries to smile, yet the reality of the moment
Seizes her and fear falls over her
She searches for what she knows is not there


Written by Rob Compton
11/22/12

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