Why Should I Follow You?

Why should I follow you?
When in the immediate state of need
Which pockets are empty and stomachs grow hungry
When poverty has pitched its tent
Arguing its stay without paying rent

Why should I follow you?
You promise only hardship
And so importantly the state of abandoning self
Compelling a call to ready sacrifice like a belt
To cling and so to hold on
I make your scars my own
Is that for joy i ask myself?

Why should I follow you?
When all around me
Others are waving their arms
Setting sail and laughing around
Feeling as though whatever
Is worth is only self, wanting a life of plunder

Why should I follow you?
A decision not understood as merely rational
But more born of something rather than conjured
From experience rather than gained,
For a life worth living more than my own name

Why should I follow you?
For when in brokenness a sinner sees himself
With open arms received
And wounds are met with tender hands
And life is given another chance
Maybe that’s a small notion of following you it seems.

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