Everyone Can Have Life
Earl is a man whose smile
overwhelms shyness – his sins
behind him – found Jesus
and now life has no bounds.
A wife and two children adore
this man. Once the ‘hog’ he rode
brought nightmares to a community
where the law was slack
and citizens afraid to complain.
They say religion can turn anyone
who’s life has smelled of terror.
But that was long ago. Now
he kneels at night – family
by his side – and speaks the
name of Jesus – the One who heals.
(c) 2017 Richard L. Provencher