A poem penned by a South Carolina pastor with Houston ties has become a social media sensation and a comfort to a growing number of Houstonians. Jeremy Rutledge quietly posted the poem on his Facebook page Sunday after speaking with relatives affected by the widespread flooding in the Memorial area.
Since then it has gotten thousands of likes and the number is growing as the poem is being passed around residents of the Bayou City.
“I was surprised how many people thought what I wrote was a prayer. It wasn’t a prayer – it was a poem to a place and people I love,” Rutledge wrote on Facebook. “My real prayer is the donation I made this morning. I invite you to do the same.”