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God is? Father mother teacher
punisher big brother preacher?
I will? Love serve worship adore revere
Respect exalt attend obey learn fear

We say God gives cause for everything
We think God has purpose for the crying
Kids die because God wants them in the sky?
With God there is always a reason why.

And even if I drift (to the devil?)
If I wandered down to lower levels
God would boost me back where I’m supposed to be?
The one who’d stay up through the night for me?

Or is it me, even in the dark, all along?
Or is it me, even when in light, all along?
My ups and downs, my joy and pain, my being
Is made by me. Frightening, might be freeing –

That I am my own shoulder to cry on
I am my own dusk and my own new dawn.
I am Father mother teacher
punisher big brother preacher.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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Jessicka said...
Aug. 19, 2009 at 12:24 am:
amazing! great work..
 
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Cam12 said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 8:13 pm:
i love your poem... look at my stuff please!
 
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Cam12 said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm:
nice.... check and comment on mine.... i love yours
 
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Sunshineyday said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm:
Fantastic poem. I sense an almost philosophical element, seems like it comes from deep in the mind. the last 2 sets of lines surprised me as I didn't know the poem was going to be as thought provoking cause teens don't usually do that. I wrote only 1 poem about god called 'mercy' but though I beileive in god firmly I somehow am not comfortable in writing poems about god. glad you were able to and came up with something this good.
 
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MeaganDear said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 1:43 am:
This is my feelings exactly. I just never knew how to put it into words.
 
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carolines This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 15, 2009 at 2:20 am:
this is amazing! wow...truly wonderful! great work! :) ps... i'm from iowa too!
 
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SaraB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 8, 2009 at 2:29 pm:
This is very good. I completely get it how sometimes it feels like God isn't there and never was, but in my heart, I know He is, and I hope you know that too. I am always open to discussion.
 
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