Never before has the longing for his coming been as strong as it is today
Is it to escape life and its challenges?
Maybe that is part of it
The world has become such a harsh place to live in at times
Pain is inevitable,
People continue to live in strife.
HIV AIDs is plaguing our nations
Crime is barricades every station
Prices of food make it difficult to eat
Theft, fraud and corruption conspiring to meet
The seasons are changing from what we once knew
In summer we see the soft winter’s dew
The lightning lights up the mid autumn sky
The birds that migrate are not sure when to fly.
But though there is confusion
There is hope to be found
Amidst all the noise
There’s a joyful sound.
There will be freedom for all those who mourn
For even the earth groans with thistles and thorns
We all are in need of emancipation
From chains that have bound us
Look to the sky
Wait in anticipation
And give us true emancipation! Written 12 Oct 2008