Black Poetry : Does God Exist?

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Does God Exist?


    Does it matter I question the God concept?
    Whether he exists at all, or loves individually?
    I put these thoughts out there for an answer,
    yet he never seems to – does he not care?
    Certain people claim to know him–
    claim to be filled with an essence of divine love;
    claim God answers their queries
    whereas I am deaf to his voice;
    blind to what he shows me;
    seduced by the dark side,
    in so many ways they mock my words,
    calling my questioning blasphemy...

    If one thinks at all, one must question!
    It is how I see the world, hear it, feel it pulse
    It is what I experience, how it makes me feel:
    and yes I think God does exist;
    thinks what I have to say is ‘Good’
    because I question old beliefs that no longer serve;
    designed to control and enslave the mind.
    I walk a new path, see the world anew each day;
    I know change is the only constant in life
    and if what I write, or say is grave error,
    God would be moved to tell me so.
    ... somehow...
    I take his silence as approval.
    Well, sounds better than to say
    “He’s sulking!”
     
  2. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes Wind Walker, He does. If you have ever seen the sun rise and set, ever seen winter kill everything and spring make it grow again, if you've ever been hurt and one day the pain went away, if you've ever lost a friend but gained another, if you've ever slept past your normal time, but still got up "on time", if you've ever heard a bird's song or seen a rainbow, then you would never have to question anything. God blesses us only when we are receptive to him and it appears to me that you have not given him a fair try. if you think you can give God ultimatums, then you're wrong. He doesnt operate like that. The key is in the faith which is the substance of things HOPED for and the evidence of things UNSEEN. Yes, he exists, he's just waiting for you to acknowledge HIM!
     
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    MIGHT I ANSWER LIKE THIS...

    GOD...
    in all HIS wisdom and love
    gave to me
    …color.

    HE gave me sight that i could see
    then added color...so graciously

    HE planted grass...in all it's green
    that gets more brilliant...when it rains

    HE gave us flowers and trees and things
    and gave us birds...to hear them sing

    HE gave us color...in different hues
    for our enjoyment...each one of yous

    HE gave us rainbows after the rain
    the sound of raindrops...to ease our pain

    HE gave us the darkness...in all its shades
    then gave us light...to push darkness away

    HE gave us air that we may breathe
    ...wind that soothe and fill our needs..............

    HE gave us roses...in their pinks and reds
    animals and fruit trees...to make sure we’re fed

    Can you imagine what your life would be like
    if you saw everything in black and white

    HE gave us color and sight and more
    now, GOD is calling
    please…open the door

    {...to your heart}

    YES...HE EXISTS. HE BLESSES ME EVERYDAY...BY WAKING ME UP...ALLOWING ME TO SEE...TO FEEL...TO APPRECIATE HIS LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR ME...AS WELL AS THOSE AROUND ME. I CAN'T BRING YOU TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF GOD...I CAN ONLY PRAY THAT YOU GET THERE, EVENTUALLY. we've all questioned GOD's existence...at one time or another...'til we come to an understanding of who HE is and what HE means to the individual. once we mature, to that level, there is no need to further question...coz we know what HE means to us.

    REMEMBER...A HUMBLE HEART IS A TEACHABLE HEART.

    RECOGNIZE.
     
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    All have spoken well..... what you have set forth has evoked thoughtful comments. I would like to say that God blesses even those who don't believe in His name....the very breath we take when we rise each morning is His. And the heavens show off the glory of God, the wonder of His handiwork is displayed in the fermament. In my humble opinion modern scientists who use their great (God-given) knowledge and high (God-given) technology to disprove God's existence have it quite backwards. What we know of "Science" is only what God allows us to glimpse of His omipotence.

    Yes, He's real.

    Thank you for this

    a
     
  5. lpoet

    lpoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i to like everyone ^up there do belive in god i agree
    100% with you in that "If one thinks at all, one must question!"
    i used to write bout stuff like that all the time. it always seemed to push everyones buttons and everyone would leave me like page long reasons on why to believe in God. oh well good poem and by the way i also like this line
    "if what I write, or say is grave error,
    God would be moved to tell me so.
    ... somehow...
    I take his silence as approval"
    that was my favorite part of the poem
    keep writting
     
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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A Reply In Haiku

    We all have questioned
    There is no simple answer
    Thus...we live by faith.
     
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    It's only natural to question him, but to truly know the answer you must seek him....

    Seek Him and you will find him..

    He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

    Behold he stands at the door and he's knocking...Let him come in and he will sup with you.
     
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