The Words in Red

Late at night lying in bed

Arms folded across my head

Restless I ponder on the day ahead

And all it takes to earn the bread

Needed to keep my family fed.

I try to remember the words I read.

It was in the bible, something Jesus said,

But I can hardly think, my head heavy like lead

So I roll over and try to sleep instead,

But eyes burning from tears I won’t shed.

Can’t get no rest lying in this bed;

Time I got up to read those words in red

I need to know what Jesus said.

© D.L. Lunsford


D.L. Lunsford

Saying a lot with few words.