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Children of a Lesser God

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Children of a Lesser God

I’m tired of knowing
That because of my race
Because of where I live
Because of my last name
I’m part of the band…
The children of a lesser God

I’m tired of knowing
That there is so much hate
That it can only escalate
Till someone presses the button
And we blow up in nuclear hate
All because
Some of us are children…
Children of a lesser God

First world 
Second world
Third world
Labels and degrees
Different ideologies
Religion no longer a balm
But something to cause harm
Human life of differing values
We mourn them differently
for some of them are children...
Children of a lesser God

How it must make God cry
When His children bleed and die
Unable to understand
That there is a grander plan
One of perfect harmony
In another place in time

He won’t be sitting at heaven’s gate
Asking for an ID
Or checking your nationality
He won’t see the color of your face
Or ask about your race
All He will want to know
Is if you let love grow
Did you live according to His will?
Did you try to relieve suffering and pain?
Were you the bandage of peace
that bound up the wounds of hate?

First, second, third world people
Are all children of one God
Though some may disagree
I ask you all to see
That we are all
Every single one of us...
Children of the Greatest God.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 4/26/2013 10:00:00 AM
    Peace and tolerance to all the world. My respect for you grows daily, sister. May yours and mine never have to meet in combat - or any other living being. Off to faves. :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    May it never be that yours and mine meet in combat my dear. They won't if you and I tell them to get their acts straight! ;) Thank you for your kind visits and for faving this. I'm honored.
  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Extremly moving Eileen. I believe that at any given time, we are at a place on the road towards world peace and harmony, the road is long and the fight hard. I'm sure this is His ultimate goal. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard...love to read your posts...always. Well, I don't want to disappoint you, but I don't believe there will ever be world peace. The Bible says that we cry...peace peace but sudden destruction comes. Jesus' coming is the only thing that will end war, death and suffering. His coming is soon! In the meantime, we are to do what we can to "preserve the bond of peace" at all costs. :) Has Auntie got it right?
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:42:00 PM
    AMEN!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    MD.....love love love ya! :)
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:24:00 PM
    Powerful and profound poem you have written. Really moved me as well. Awesome work, Eileen. Always, Laura

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Laura....I'm glad that you find it moving. :) Hugs
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Humans seem to have a need to label it somehow makes us feel better about ourselves, superior part of something. most of our unhappiness is as a result of comparisons. we never feel good enough we always want more. when we have more someone else has less. the more we have the more selfish we become. thought provoking poem.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks,Richard. Yes...I agree with all you have written. Apostle Paul says that he LEARNED to be content, whatever the situation. We need to think of the less fortunate and share the blessings we have and LEARN to be content. :)
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 2:06:00 PM
    Eileen... this moved me in a profound way. It's unimaginably sad to think of all labels and stereotypes being bandied about. It's irrevocably close-minded to think that God picked favorites when he created the world. I believe this is one your absolute best and am adding it to my favorites. I thank your for checking out so much of my work and just being a great friend in general.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 12:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, Timothy. Thanks ever so much! I so love your open minded attitude. As for being a great friend...it's my pleasure. You are a great friend as well....you know what they say...Takes one to Know One! :)