Black Poetry : Pain In Your Eyes

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  1. Lynne'

    Lynne' Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Pain In Your Eyes

    I can see the pain on your face Lord
    When you come again
    To collect those few who were faithful
    From this world full of sin
    You came and showed us exactly what to do to live a life pleasing in your sight
    And to see us gone so far astray I can’t imagine what it’s like
    You gave it all, everything, your last breath, you gave your life
    And what anguish you must feel to look down when all we do is cause you strife
    To look down and see sin swiveling on every end
    To see females with other women and see men sleeping with men
    To see the extent of fornication
    Sex ain't just for married folk any more
    But this gift that you gave,
    Used so pleasure can be made
    Starting at such a young age
    Leading to the epidemic of AID’s
    So mush pain, so much dying
    I can see the face of Jesus crying
    To see all these teenage pregnancies
    And those who shed the blood of innocent life
    Not mature enough to pay the price
    To see the purity of young bodies destroyed and taken by force
    To see the high rising rate of marriages ending in divorce
    When they swore upon your name it’d be for better or for worse
    I can imagine all the pain you must feel
    To know that some live their life just to cheat, lie and steal
    To see so many conquered by death due to murder and suicide
    Or some because they take of the liquor bottle then decide to go for a drive
    To see it is too late for them because they’re gone and never called on your name
    For so many people live their life just thinking it’s a game
    To see their souls burn for eternity
    I know this must cause you pain
    To see us so-called “Christians” living in a comfort zone
    Thinking if you go to church on Sunday that’s it, you’re done you can go home
    When in reality it’s us who should be reaching out to those
    Who have been labeled as dealers, strippers, prostitutes, and ho’s
    The very same people to whom we turn up our nose
    Because they are gay or lesbian or can’t afford our nice clothes
    And when they come into your place we pass judgment on them
    When truth is we ain’t no better because we’ve all fell short through sin
    Instead of opening our arms and welcoming them in
    We make them feel like church is a place that they will never go again
    And that’s one soul lost when our mission is to gain
    Lord God I can feel your pain
    When we need something we never hesitate to call on your name
    When we are in trouble and can’t pull through
    That’s the only time we call on you
    You woke us up and gave us life
    You provided safety through the night
    And through the day, Lord you made a way
    But still we never find the time to say
    Thank you Lord, or praise your name
    I would hate to think if you did us the same
    If for just one day you took your hand away
    We would probably curse you Lord, and go astray
    I wish we all had the mind of brother Job
    But it seems that kind of dedication has grown old
    We only thank you when the skies are blue
    But I thank you for the rain that you send too
    If life was perfect we would have never knew
    Just how able you were to pull us through
    But it seems the world we live in is full of pain
    And then we wonder why it is this way
    ‘Cause we’re not humble… didn’t I hear you say;
    That if we were, and if we would pray
    You would heal the land, but not until that day
    Well then, I wonder what is the delay?
    We know exactly what it is that we must do
    Abandon this old world and focus more on you
    I can see the pain in your eyes
    It’s written on your face
    After those faithful few were gone without a trace
    The one’s who were left behind and couldn’t part take of your grace
    You gave them a chance, but the choice they wouldn’t make
    To follow you and now it is too late
    And some will realize, and they will cry out to you
    But others will be obdurate, and still not believe the word is true
    The sun will darken, and the moon will turn to blood
    The earth will tremble and be consumed in a firesome flood
    Turmoil will reign; the devil will rule the earth
    He will torment your people as if they have no worth
    I can see the pain on your face Lord
    As these things come to pass
    To see your people suffer until in the fire Satan is cast
    But the worst pain of it all must be for us to know we missed our chance
    Because we became too consumed in the things of this world,
    And it had us in a trance
    I can see the pain in your eyes my Lord
    I can see the pain on your face
    To see so many blinded by the devil in disguise
    To see so many caught up in his numerous lies
    To see our surprise on the day of our demise
    The goodbyes…a result of your existence denied
    Although all were apprised, but not many were wise
    And now the sinner-man cries
    I see the pain in your eyes
    I can see the pain on your face
    To see that so many people needlessly missed out on your grace
    I can see the pain on your face Lord
    I can see the pain in your eyes​

    Hope Yall Enjoy this one-it is very close to my heart! :hearts2:
     
  2. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That line about some who would curse God if he weren't there for a day--so true. Yet we forget him when times are going smoothly. One would think that he would be sad at times. Thought provoking, and well written scribe.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    welcome again lynne this was deep and real one's whom forget thy father
    until they fall short and need his hand again flow on.....
     
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    still feeling the fepth of ya pen here through one's eyes i fel da pain
     
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    Thought provoking and honest.
    continue on brave poet

    Peace & Love
    Sage
     
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    Jesus wept ~ thanks for sharing.
     
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    very nice write...hope to see you more...
    one love
    khasm
     
  8. LovelyGoldenOne

    LovelyGoldenOne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    there is alot of truth spoken in this...
     
  9. Prizefighter16

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    its foolish to believe that Jesus doesn't hurt when we sin against him. then again, some use it as a reason to do as they please. Im glad you spread the truth in your poem. This was very lovely.

    keep the flow goin
     
  10. PositiveMindset

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    Through all the hurt, pain, dissapointment, & the dozens other emotions he feels at our transgressions, know that U have given him hope.

    4 there are still some out there who understand the way of the world & refuse 2 become a part of it.

    Very beautiful piece.
     
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