Caring Men – Ezra Chitando

My ears of faith
Stretch for the sound
Of the arrival of caring men
My heart of faith
Yearns for men who care

My hands of faith anticipate
The gift of caring men
My eyes of faith
Search for men who care

My nose of faith senses
The aroma of caring men
My feet of faith propel me
Towards men who care

Sensitive men
Loving men
Inspired men
Humble men
Caring men.

This poem was composed during the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women in New York, March 2009. The theme was, “The Equal Sharing of Responsibilities between Women and Men, Including Care-giving in the Context of HIV and AIDS.” 

Ezra Chitando is a Theology Consultant to the WCC.