Jeremiah is a 27 year old man that comes down to the Firehouse a few times a week. Recently, he’s come to read the Bible and discuss things on his mind. His life is marked by pain, and his friends fuel his sorrow. Please read a poem he shared with me, and pray that the love of Christ will pierce his heart.
MY HEART A VOLCANO
As my heart stirs with love, it cannot fly free
The pain seals it in.
My heart pushes outward, harder and harder
Yet the pain seals it in, tighter and tighter.
So thus the love begins to change to hate, more and more
And no longer do I feel much love, but only pain and hate.
Why must it be this way? Why must I feel like sh-t?
Does nobody care? Will nobody help?
My hearts mistakes are grave, but can nobody see past them
To show me love and fill the darkness within?
I fear the day that someone does, for on that day
My pain alone may chase them away.
And my chance at love with it.
I pray that someone hears my heart and saves me
Before it is too late.