A Broken Hallelujah

May 26, 2011
By AustinJames SILVER, Forest City, Iowa
AustinJames SILVER, Forest City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I think I'll try defying gravity"


Hallelujah,
we'd all cheer.
Hallelujah! It's a new day, a new year.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, my dear.
Hallelujah, we'd sing for the world to hear.



Hallelujah,
we'd all force from our throats.
Hallelujah! We'd cry out the notes.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, we'd say in a choke.
Hallelujah, we'd whisper at the most.



A broken hallelujah,
we'd feel as we fall.
A broken hallelujah,
defeated us all.
"Hallelujah, Hallelujah!"
We pleaded, but no one answered our call.
A broken hallelujah,
descended us, to nothing but a crawl.



Hallelujah,
never again to leave our lips.
I broken hallelujah,
feels JUST like this.
Hallelujah,
the word could never miss.
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
We'd thrust out a fist.
Hallelujah,
a faith to be dismissed.


The author's comments:
This piece about losing faith in oneself, and losing faith in your religion. This piece was inspired by the song, "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen.

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