Black Poetry : I Love God But Religion Said...

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  1. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love God
    But Religion said that I wasn’t loving Him right
    Every night, instructions say I should bruise fallen knees
    With glued palms to set my demons free
    Because Religion said, believing is slavery instead of a relationship
    I picked up a bible with such beautiful meaning inside
    But the outside held grimy fingerprints
    Our proof of contamination
    Where interpretations led to more hatred and war
    I believe that anyone can talk to God
    But Religion said I need a VIP pass
    Ask of God through men in boxes
    Because He’ll only listen if the soul confesses
    Through someone more righteous than I
    I believe God is my father
    But Religion said that He stays angry with me
    Old testament sentiments since
    I am always an unworthy heathen grieving for His mercy
    That Religion says I don’t even deserve
    And it said that He only listens when He wants to
    But my heart expects Him to do father-like things
    Such as loving me unconditionally, taking care of me, and forgiving me
    Wrapped in His arms so intimately until I master His heartbeat
    I know that God loves me
    But Religion said if I make him mad, He definitely smite me
    Curse me with diseases because I didn’t pray as much as America needed
    Or intentionally send me through storms
    So a lesson can be born and be bled through miscarriages of faith
    I hate that God must be an angry, vengeful creature
    At least that’s what Religion portrays as our leader
    I’ve listened to speakers testify
    That the God we serve puts pain on those who deserve it
    But I wouldn’t expect a father on Earth to have a child just to hurt it
    This seek of salvation is made brutal
    When it’s an affection that’s so much more personal than that
    I know that I am imperfect
    But Religion said I have to do things perfectly
    Or my Father will hate me
    I sit with these hypocrites who have turned
    A Godly relationship into man-made politics
    Claiming universal knowledge, instead of sticking to basics
    Teaching me the more that I pray, the more likely He’ll hear it
    I don’t only have to believe in God’s love but I also have to fear it
    Tainting His love, repainting His son’s blood to be invisible
    As if that incredible price was never even paid
    But Religion enslaves me to believe that sacrifice wasn’t enough
    Because loving God is supposed to be mechanical
    And while the angels protect me, so-called Christians disrespect me
    As they say we face Katrinas for not doing things right
    And we taste 9/11s only for the evil in our life
    But when I was born into a world of sin
    I cried of joy, knowing God is no contradiction
    As Religion condemns us for every human condition
    I worship a God of mercy, above all ridiculous opinions
    We try to make loving Him difficult
    When loving Him is so easy
    He pleases me everyday with life, love and poetry
    Waiting on me to receive that He’s already done it all for me
    Despite what Religion said
    I think I’ll go with my heart that God made instead
    For this is based on our intimate relationship
    Never a product of ownership and punishment
    Religion said I should fear him
    But every time He says, Brandon I love you
    I don’t jump, quiver, or bow down in shame
    I confidently say, I love you too

    Copyright 2008
     
  2. AgAbus

    AgAbus Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yo fam...i'm
    blessed to be the first one to christen this joint...
    Yo you ROCKED that!
    Dang!!!!!! :SuN014:
    This is what its all about my man...its about
    RELATIONSHIP...INTIMACY...SPIRITUALITY...COMPANIONSHIP...FRIENDSHIP...BEING LOVERS...NOT religion!
    :qqb011: MAD MAD MAD snaps to you
    for this delivery papa.

    consider ya boi floored and :wave: at you from the floor.


    ~AgAbus
     
  3. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was just so tyte. I know just how you feel. The world tells me I ain't good enuf but my heart tells me He loves me in spite of me. Thanks for reminding me in such an eloquent and awesome way. :welldone:
     
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    There are many things that children should do for their father, they should respect him, listen, and obey, but regardless of whether they do these things or not, a father's love is unconditional, God's love is unconditional. Your words emitted such purity of love, your final lines summed it up so well.

    Poet, all I can say is....wow.
     
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    ALWAYS REMEMBER

    GOD LOVES YOU INDEPENDENTLY OF WHO OR WHAT YOU ARE!!! DONT LET ANYONE TELL YOU DIFFERENT. THIS WHOLE WRITE WAS SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE CHILD OF GOD. NOT IN THE CHURCHES IMAGE BUT IN GODS!!!!!
     
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    This definitely spoke to my spirit! Religion was invented by man. But religion will not and cannot replace the real relationship we have with God. We (man) has made a simple thing difficult. I'm glad to know what I know now! And no matter what other folk say or think Ima keep loving God the only way I know how...from my heart and soul!

    Thank you for this write!
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    whoa you out did ya self here
     
  8. Phenomenon

    Phenomenon Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm glad I touched spirits with this one, I didn't know how people were going to respond at first because this one is very personal to my heart but thank you all so much for your feelings on my thoughts
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yes

    brethren i feel your spiritual growth here

    i try to stay away religion i go str8 to the core

    peace

    i've always wondered by he mad at me

    lol

    religion used to make me feel mad to be born ya know
     
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    fresh and necessary write/sentiments.
     
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