A Friend

January 1, 2011
By RightWriter BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
RightWriter BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams."
-Henry David Thoreau


God – can you hear me? Are you even there?
Are you a being up in space, or just a wisp of air?
Do you live in our hearts nuzzled in with all the love?
Or do you float down from the heavens on the soft wings of a dove?

Sometimes I wonder if my whole life has been planned.
Am I just a robot that cannot defy commands?
Do you know what I’ll someday be before that someday comes?
Do you know how this poem will end before the writing’s done?

Is it true that I can speak to you if I focus hard and try?
Do the Angels up in Heaven really dress in white and fly?
Is the Bible all made up, or is the magic really true?
If I don’t believe the stories can I still believe in you?

Why did you choose churches as your special place?
They’re so dark and blank and boring, they should really be replaced.
The beach is quiet and peaceful. The lakes are gentle and true.
The mountains and the meadows all seem much closer to you.

Sometimes when I’m unhappy, or even when I’m not,
I look up to the sky and pray with everything I’ve got.
God, did you hear me? Those times I called your name?
Somehow I know, for knowing and believing are the same.

See, God, I think you change to fit each person’s needs.
If someone needs a listener, then that is what you’ll be.
Some need an advisor, or just someone who agrees.
I just want a friend, so that’s what you are to me.


The author's comments:
Writing this poem helped me to learn more about my own religious identity. I always write in rhyme, and in this case it was particularly challenging, yet still fun, to try to express my feelings in this format. I hope you like it.

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on Jan. 23 2011 at 11:48 am
RightWriter BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams."
-Henry David Thoreau

I appreciate that immensely :)

HaileyG said...
on Jan. 21 2011 at 1:52 pm
This is so good!!! Right Writer this is MW.

HaileyG said...
on Jan. 21 2011 at 1:50 pm
RightWriter's poems are amazing!!

on Jan. 17 2011 at 6:52 am
RightWriter BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams."
-Henry David Thoreau

You are all so flattering!!!!!!!!!!!!!

peanut said...
on Jan. 16 2011 at 6:06 pm
I love this poem so much and I am really touched by the way you speak you God.  You really did an excellent job with this.

on Jan. 15 2011 at 6:53 pm
RightWriter BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams."
-Henry David Thoreau

Thanks! I really appreciate the comment!

ld123 said...
on Jan. 15 2011 at 2:02 pm
I really like the point this poem makes about outdoor spaces being the places where you feel closest to God.


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