A Multitude of Sins


Look at that lady poking around Aisle 7 at the grocery store,

her husband beats her when he’s drunk. Tell her she’s loved.

That businessman showing off his fancy Rolex and climbing

into his red convertible. His father hates him and calls him

stupid and useless. Tell him you’re proud of him.

The homeless man who is sleeping in an alley

somewhere in Santa Monica, he can’t forgive himself

for what he did in Vietnam but he knows Jesus forgives him

and he prays to God every night.

Tell him he’s forgiven and give him a bowl of cherries.

God knows he hasn’t had cherries for a really long time.

© Alicia Khoo

NaPoWriMo Day 25


11 thoughts on “A Multitude of Sins

  1. I love how thought provoking and deep and profound this post is, thanks for sharing, makes you think how much you can appreciate your life when things are going your way, a simple act of kindness may brighten someone else’s day. Well done!

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