Clarksdale, Mississippi


On Sunday morning, in October,

Clarksdale, Mississippi, shows its broken,

Its hurting civic spirit to the world.

We drive through, looking for gas.


Filling stations, closed,

Bars, honky-tonks, closed,

Dry goods stores, closed,

Movie theaters, boarded up,

Schools, abandoned.


Let us pray for Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Let us pray that come Monday morning

Its civic spirit will awaken

To show that in the face of

The brokenness and the hurt,

Life will go onó

Some one will come to save it.



--October 27, 2013