Urban Voices

A place for emerging urban Christian poets to be heard

April 13, 2007

Broken

by Christopher Feigles

the sidewalks in jackson are broken
and lined with cracks and dips
where oil and water
still refuse to mix
and the streets, they say, are rough
while i speed by with the air-conditioning ON
and the radio drowns out these southern city sounds
iím comfortable, comfortable

chorus
                    but i see Jesus on the front porch
                    and His deep-brown eyes
                    are begging me to come
                    and walk His broken sidewalks
                    let His wind blow through my hair
                    and cool my sunburned skin

so the sidewalks in jackson are broken
and lined with cracks and dips
but i will stir this oil and water
until my Jesus makes them mix
so i will leave this air-conditioned church
and I will walk these broken sidewalks
though it makes me
uncomfortable
uncomfortable

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About this week's author:

Chris served as a summer intern with Voice of Calvary Ministries in Jackson in 2003. He is currently the youth pastor at Discovery Hills Evangelical Free Church in Shingle Springs, CA.

Chris can be reached at:
                    Christopher Feigles
                    3210 Carlson Drive
                    Shingle Springs, CA 95682
                    530-409-2437
                    chris@discoveryhills.org

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