Today is World Poetry Day. We thought it would be fun to celebrate this day with some poems from CFCA staff members and Marlon, a 15-year-old young man served by the Managua project in Nicaragua. Enjoy!
La esperanza y el amor|
En todo el mundo
Las personas se
Deben tener entre
SÌ un amor profundo
En su corazÛn siempre
En la vida para crear
Un mundo donde dÌa a dÌa
Si todos practicamos
|Hope and love (translated into English)|
In all the world
Ought to have between them
A deep profound love
In your heart always
In life in order to create
A world where day after day
If we practice
By Sheila Myers, Communications Department
Mission Awareness Trip
Getting off the bus
I look for you in the crowd.
Our eyes meet. Smiles. Hugs.
Your letter arrives,
Telling me of the mudslide.
I send you a prayer.
The Letter By Larry Livingston, U.S. Outreach Department
Today the mailman brought to me a gift as good as gold.
A letter from my sponsored friend, a wonder to behold.
Her hopes and dreams she shares with me, and what is this surprise?
A brand new picture! Grace and joy are captured in those eyes.
I never thought Iíd care so much for one Iíve never met,
Or that in giving I would come to owe a happy debt.
I thought myself quite blessed, and so it seemed to me quite odd
When a child that lived in poverty revealed the face of God.
A CFCA Limerick By Larry Livingston
If Godís love is always in fashion,
Acts of kindness are nothing to ration.
So what do you say?
And help us build a world of compassion!