Naomi’s Cry

[Ruth 1]

empty. empty. empty.
nothing to offer.
no faith. nothing here.
return… return… return…
turn back, where Yahweh has visited.

empty. empty. empty.
belly. soul. heart.
(another called this “weary and heavy-laden”)
to you; and to my bitter home:
return… return… return…
limping tired scared.

trudge through.

hesed. hesed. hesed. :
you walked through sawn-in-two animals.

my claim.
my hope.
your blood.


About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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