The Orphan’s Cry

Darkness embraces his heart

His mind seeks a place to rest

And forget the pain of hunger

Until another day


He sleeps in the cold

Expressing sorrow with sobs

In the dark of the night

When all is quiet, but his heart


As the world turns

Bringing a new day, the light

Of hope sparkles his mind

His morning has arrived!


He begs for food

Maybe a piece of bread

While the crowd rushes by

Through his space of time


But in that moment of time

His cries land in deaf ears

Indifferent to the sobs

Of that orphan child


Wrapped up in the cruelty

Of the world’s indifference

He curls up in self

His own means of comfort,


Waiting in the dark of the night

For another day to rise

With hope of open ears

If only they would hear his cry!


In a trash can not too far

He finds his meal   

Day in and day out

 ‘Tis the life of an orphan child


A child of whom Christ said,

Let him come unto Me

For his is the kingdom of heaven

A child who found comfort


In the arms of the Savior

Has not found room

In the inn of the human heart

To occupy the mind


He still cries for arms today

Who would embrace him

Warming his heart 

With hope for his tomorrow!

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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