A Message in Sneakers
He hung there on a makeshift cross
And tears welled in my eyes ...
A tiny “Christ” in sneakers—
I could not criticize
The candlelight enactment
As young boys and girls portrayed
The tale of a loving Savior
And how He was betrayed.
Too often I am critical
And question things I see,
But a tiny Christ in sneakers
Brought the message home to me.
Jean, at 84, has been writing poems since she was 18. For 25 years she published a popular poetry quarterly of up to 100 pages, with a subscribership of nearly 500. Illness in 1986 ended the magazine. She published The Jokester, by email, a 2-page monthly of clean humor. Many of our Whispers’ contributors were published in various editions. October 2016 was her last issue.