Black Poetry : open letter to God

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  1. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Dear God
    I know you exist
    I know none can truly resist Your will
    I have to insist You're real
    I'm sure with all my strength
    I have aspired to reach higher
    knowing the Word says
    it is Your desire to walk with us
    and to talk with us
    I know You talk to me
    even walk with me
    but lately I've been
    increasingly confused
    with less and less to lose
    given a choice I choose
    to be the best servant I can
    not just obeying commandments
    but obeying Your commands
    but I have a question
    how can I in a state of confusion
    obey when Your commands
    less and less I understand
    I stress and stress
    and cram to comprehend
    now I'm not Job
    and if this is a similar test
    I'm sure I'll fail
    and if it's about a vow
    that I made to you
    what can I do
    to get you to lift
    your foot from my neck
    I'm sure I've done my best
    to keep it
    surely You don't want me to lie
    so then how can I
    write "intoxicating" poems of love
    I'm sure I'm not hearing you right
    after all this hellish time
    now I'm short on patience
    short on tolerance
    completely out of trust
    tell me how can I
    do your will
    beyond it seeming unreal
    I've leaned completely on faith
    without sight
    to Your words
    and fell time and again
    so I'm thinkin'
    som'n ain't right
    You keep sayin' "write"
    and I keep asking
    just what am I s'posed to write?
    I ask if I'm s'posed to lie?
    You say you will cut off
    all flattering tongues
    beyond left hangin'
    I'm feelin' hung
    and on my last, last rung
    Now I can put aside
    all the manifold evils
    I encounter
    but I'm still left to wonder
    just what Your words amount to
    I mean I got a milliion questions
    beyond the basics
    like for one,
    You demand that I teach
    how can I teach from a place
    from confusion?
    I'm not wanting to
    be blind leadin' blind
    You keep sayin to
    be dilligent about my business
    I'm like what business is that?
    I know we are s'posed to love our enemies
    but am sure the Word don't say
    woo your enemies
    so what am I missing?
    I understand you take vows seriously
    but I only control me
    so how long until I'm free?
    or am I now?
    is that what the whole
    thing of Vashti and Esther is about?
    I mean I'm sure I don't understand
    but You persist
    even insist
    yet I don't understand
    most of everything You tell me
    from one day to the next hellish day
    So how can I function within your will
    beyond keeping commandments
    if I don't understand?
    it's only costing me my faith
    my hope
    my trust
    my life
    all of which is s'posed to be in You
    so exactly
    what is it that you are
    demanding me to do?

    (c)06/03/Michael
     
  2. Bluewater

    Bluewater Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi skrybe7 feeling your vibe, and understanding it deeply my brother

    Dear Lord Our Heavenly Father
    I am only an instrument,
    you are the conductor that guide me
    through the musical lights of the day
    through my writing my songs
    the loving care I have for others
    My body is a temple
    that is on borrow time,
    my soul is the passport
    That will one day be by your side.
    I will do all I humanly can to live a good life
    Because I know that one-day you
    my Father will guide me to that light.
    Peace
     
  3. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm glad you feel me, Bluewater.
    Peace and love to ya
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    unto him be of him the asking is to be
    forth our father whom art in heaven
    through ya earthly soul he live
    i feel dis one way down deep in my soul
    tyte open letter as he will answer unto u alone
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    God moves in a mysterious way
    His wonders to perform
    He plants his footsteps in the sea,
    and rides upon the storm.

    Deep in unfathomable mines
    Of never failing skill
    He treasures up His bright designs,
    And works His sovereign will.

    Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
    The clouds ye so much dread
    Are big with mercy, and shall break
    In blessings on your head - (W.Cowper)
    Feeling you, so much I'd like to say, just praying you're answer comes soon!
     
  6. poeticlyspeakin

    poeticlyspeakin Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    once again... u blew my mind away... nice flow.
     
  7. skrybe7

    skrybe7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanx brotha Rich, Angelicsage,
    Poeticallyspeakin'.
    I'm glad ya'll was feelin' me on this.
    Peace and much love to ya
     
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