I wonder sometimes about the prophets,
I wonder if the prophets are speaking,
And If the people are listening.
Or if the people would rather ignore
Anyone who challenges the institution.
I wonder where the prophets are
And if we would even recognize
The voice of God in their message.
Or if they would be pushed aside
And labeled as ‘mentally ill’,
Or exiled to Patmos.
But would exiling the prophets silence
The voice of God?
Or would they still prophesy
From the wilderness.
I wonder if the prophets are speaking.