Friday, December 5, 2014

And Sheep Will Follow

And sheep will follow
Loving the noise
Loving the crowd
And warmth of togetherness.
Just give them a word
A bright, shining word
And say it often
Throw in some music
That pulls the heart
That touches a chord
Of former green pastures
And they are yours.
Even made to butt
The non-compliant
The questioning
The looking-for-more.
But comes an occasional
Battered lambkin
Who spots the One Shepherd
Tall and true
Silhouetted by sunrise
After a long, wet spell
Approaching tremulously
Bleating but once
And carried up
To shoulders of safety
And provision
Ever after traveling the ways
Close to that
Heartbeat of Love.