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Dear God --

Don't worry,
I still believe in you;
no need to have everyone clap
and chant, "I do believe in God,
I do, I do!"
No. I know you're out there
somewhere
watching us all
on your celestial widescreen,
a big, cold glass of God-Juice
in one hand
and some popcorn in the other.
You see, some people
(lots of people)
say that some things
(lots of things)
are "all in God's plan,"
or that someone lived because
"God intervened."
But after all the incidents
somewhat lacking in divine intervention --
child abuse,
homicides,
genocides,
suicides,
hate crimes,
wars fought in your name --
it's just easier for me
to believe that you gave up on us
a while ago:
A god that careless,
that arbitrary,
is one I could never love.





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broken.winged.raven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 3, 2012 at 11:27 am
i like this a lot. i was raised as a christian and have attended christian schools most of my life but i have sort of come to the same conclusion you have. how i possibly love a god that watches people hurt(especially when they say this god is all about compassion and mercy and love). they say he is in control and has already conquered satan but lets him commit evil still(all these questions and accusations are what gets me in trouble)...as always, love your work
 
Aderes18 said...
Apr. 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm
I find this poem very, very sad. :(
 
oracle-of-nonsense This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm
Why is that?
 
Aderes18 replied...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 6:09 am
Well, I have a lot of hope in God and I love God. 
 
oracle-of-nonsense This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 25, 2011 at 12:24 am
I can see why you would be sad then :)
 
Felicia said...
Mar. 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm
love it! exactly wat i think
 
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