Black Poetry : God, Are You Listening?

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  1. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    God are you listening?
    Mass confusion clouds our souls,
    Our hearts bleed for the uncertainty of how it all unfolds.
    Tears of pain from too many losses,
    not enough gain.

    God are you paying attention?
    Tender flesh ripped up on the street,
    bloated bellies with nothing to eat –
    Praying one day, a way will be made.

    God are you watching?
    Young legs part like red seas,
    sprouting life, killing youth with disease
    For lack of knowledge about birds and bees.

    God, do you see what I see?
    Halls of knowledge now halls of death
    Minds like sponges saturate with BS.
    Edifice of broken self-esteem, low-class hope, and empty dreams.
    Higher learning achieved by pipes,
    choking out life-
    One puff at a time.

    God, do you care?
    Black skin endangered by blue suits,
    Pulled out of cars, shot like dogs.
    Forced to relive our days like slaves,
    numbers rippling down like waves.
    Facing annihilation of a race by its own hands.
    Fought for a lifetime to be able to stand –
    Yet still we sit.

    God, are you there?
    Storms with the force of 40 million men
    destroy a town with one gust of wind.
    Mother earth barren, produces no fruit.
    Cracked ground burned by an orange sun,
    green hues now brown,
    destroyed at the root.

    I ask God if He’s aware,
    of the injustice and His people in despair.
    Despair through no fault of His, but our own.
    Seeking salvation from a world that can’t save us.
    Instead it buries us alive,
    waiting to pile the last load of dirt over our head so we can’t breathe –
    can’t survive.

    By some act of grace,
    we clamor to the top for God’s sweet air right before we’re scheduled to drop.
    That one breath allows a little more hope,
    a little more peace,
    a little more strength.
    At that moment, I realize
    God is listening, God does care.
    He’s paying close attention –
    And yes, He was always there.
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    beautifully scribed...

    it's amazing how, when times are low, we look to a stranger--GOD--for relief. i say STRANGER because, when times are good, we tend to look in other directions.

    YES...

    GOD listens...pays attenton...
    to all who labors in HIS name.
    GOD sees...watches over
    those humbly seeking HIS love
    ...not fortune and fame
    GOD loves and cares
    for those innocent souls
    ...who love others before self
    GOD is aware...yes, he's there
    for those who look out for the good of everyone else.


    the GOD of Solomon abandoned him when Solomon abandon GOD's commandments. GOD abandoned Sodom & Gomorrah when HE could not find ten in it worth saving. as HE did, in Noah's time...when none would listen to his commands. THEREFORE, be long suffering, like JOB...that the umbrella of GOD's kindness and love might shine brightly on you.

    KEEP SCRIBING, POET.

    i'm liking what you do.
     
  3. amirah

    amirah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Listenin and hearin His voice

    spoken thru you, scribe. Just logged on to see what i could read to lift me up, cuz it's been one of those days...and there it was... what i needed to hear cuz i was askin these same questions..and yes, i do know He's listenin --just needed a sign...Appreciated.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    forth my dear

    in silent whispers low tone every cry
    thou father hear and listen
    given hope and love upon self
    maketh thee stronger in every prayer
    yes !
    he's listening:)
     
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