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He left us instructions,
From Genesis to Revelations.
The answers to life,
Written in between the pages.
We could’ve had it all
With a simple cover to cover.
Too scared to have a voice,
So we listened to each other.
Uneasy minds,
Starting war among the nations.
We could’ve had peace,
But we didn’t have the patience.

So I sit and I wonder
About the paths we could’ve taken.
Every last word,
To where we left you forsaken.

That’s why I’m down on my knees
With my hands to the skies.
Pleading for forgiveness
For the way we live our lives.

You know that we try,
And we could always try harder.
But the way this world turned out,
Most wouldn’t even bother.
And I’m sorry, Father,
For not seeing the light.
But all your sons and your daughters
Are being taught the wrong fight.
Struggling for life,
And not what life has to give.
Mud-covered soles;
We’ve been pacing through sin.
And I know in the end,
It doesn’t matter where we’ve been,
As long as we follow you home.
Please explain this to my friends.

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ashrocks said...
Sep. 16 at 11:45 am
it's really good! keep writing!
 
Hi_AlisonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm
"Its beautiful BRAVO," said ALISON
 
NG123 said...
Jul. 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm
Why are you anonymous?
 
falconskates411 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 11:13 am
omg!!!!!!!!!!!!! this poem is sooooo cool and amazing!!! Keep writing like that!!! Man , I'm like sooooo jealous of you and your talent. Love the line " been taught the wrong fight", it holds true to so many things in today's world. :)
 
eliana924 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Amazing poem! I especially like how you never say "God" in it, but the gravity of the ideas in the poem is still strongly implied.
 
musicloveswritting16 said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 10:42 am

really really really REALLY enjoyed this! its relatiable and true...keep writing...just like that!

 

 
lanna said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 11:26 am
Wow this poem is just simply amazing. great work.
 
Buller said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 11:11 pm
Gorgeous. A lot of my friends are jealous of my writing (I'm not that good) and I'm super jealous of your writing. This one just flows really well.
 
MissDarkCross said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Makes me think of some songs written by Jared leto..in his band 30 seconds to mars.

I love it.and I love  the way it flows.

 

 
caycay15 said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm
that was outstanding! i really enjoy and agree with the message you convey.i have added this poem to my favs becuase you inspire me:)
 
Alasia said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm
great!! adding as a favorite.
 
fatesknocking said...
Dec. 31, 2010 at 7:21 pm
this was amazing, keep writing (:
 
MeanPeopleDead said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 10:01 am
beautiful and true, it struck me
 
loverrrgiirlxx said...
Sept. 12, 2010 at 11:43 am
soo good:)
 
IamtheStargirl said...
Aug. 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Beautiful :)

You're imagery is vivd, and your metophor is quite good.

 
mimirocks124 said...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 9:12 am
love the topic its so tru. great job
 
safiregiirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2010 at 11:20 am
God, i love metaphors. as everyone else pretty much covered, this poem is amazing.
 
xovanillatwilightxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm
AMAZING. i must say i'm obssessed with your work. this is so inspiring and true.!
 
figureitout said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! its so true. do you mind if i out this on the front of  my binder.? i'll give you credit for it.
 
armybrat11 said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm
That was a great poem!
 
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