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Prayers not yet answered

February 1, 2019
By Birdwing BRONZE, Westminster, Colorado
Birdwing BRONZE, Westminster, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
-Albert Einstein


My soul thirsted 
But you pushed away water 
My spirit starved, 
Yet you hid all the food, 
You took my bone thin hand in yours 
You whispered “Wait.” 
And by the day I waited 
Tired 
Hungry  
Foot-sore 
I stood for months outside your door 
I begged to rest 
Yet you yielded no pillow 
I screamed, I cried, a yelled till my jaw ached 
Yet you said, “Wait.” 
I bit my tongue  
I held my breathe 
And I waited 
And waited  
And waited 
Slowly,  
The door began to open 
Slowly. 
My soul thirsted 
And you let me drink 
My spirit starved, 
And you had it fed 
I begged for rest 
And you put me to bed 
You took my shaking hand in yours,  
Blemished, imperfect shaking hand,  
You took it 
And said yes. 


The author's comments:

This is a poem I wrote about my faith in God. How I prayed for months on end for the same thing, waiting, wanting, hoping, believing, and how He did nothing.

It took all my faith, but I stayed firm,

and eventually, He answered.

So I wrote this poem to describe what it felt like. 


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