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God Sleeps

God must be sleeping now as the dog dreams

He mumbles help me as he is thrown into the ring

As he is bitten his tears of hope cry

I was happy to run and my mothers paws

God must be sleeping now as the addict waits for her trick

She opens the car door and wonders where did I turn

Her Father drank and beat her Mother

I was happy kicking cans and hiding and seeking

God must be sleeping now as the mother stands the line

Waiting her chance to speak and get the dole

Her children screaming and no food or goodies

I was happy playing with dolls and doctor was my downfall

Allah must be sleeping as the Taliban beat the solo women

She cries  for pity as the men strike her with the club

She wears the burqa and prays for America

I was happy playing in the fields with my brother

God must be sleeping as the old woman has her pocketbook snatched

Her social security money gone as the food she will eat

Sitting on the ground thinking and praying and no answer

She was happier even when her husband lay dying and alone

God must be sleeping as the Earth quakes and tsunami

The wave crashes over the homes of the unsuspecting

The wife being torn from her husbands arms never seen again

To death came to part and the happiness too

God slept on the seventh day as he was tired

The people constantly praying for his wonders

His world in ruins as mankind molest his children

He was happier when he walked the gardens of Eden

Copyright © Patrick Cornwall

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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Congrats on the Premium membership and sharing your beautiful poetry with us. I enjoyed this write very much.

  1. Date: 5/3/2012 2:07:00 AM
    Glad you enjoyed my poem, Patrick. I enjoyed your poem. I am sure God isn't sleeping, but the Holy Spirit is in the process of being withdrawn from the world, hence sin is increasing. It was a better world when we were children - so true! God bless, Maureen

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 11:51:00 PM
    What an incredibly moving piece! Much to read into and about in here. I agree with Debbi's suggestions also, were you to re-write at all. Regardless, nice, very nice. - Chuck

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 6:36:00 PM
    Patrick!!! This is so thought provoking and emotional!!! Full of epiphanies!!!How gifted you are...I have enjoyed reading your poems today/tonight...thank you...and thank you for stopping by and the comments on are very encouraging...BigHuggsss,love~deb

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 9:00:00 AM
    I really liked this yet I could play devils advocate and give you a retort? It is a very powerfull write and would present better with a different page layout, single spaced and ideas grouped into verse-like appearance..Thanks so much for stopping by my writes Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 2:17:00 PM
    A very contemplative write Patrick; as time as gone by "i have had a few experiences in this area,," however i have found there are no givens with God,, i could go on..) however good to read your piece; and thank you for you letting me know i had a featured poem..!

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Well done Patrick. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 8:48:00 PM
    if the world's perfect than what's the use to exist? God doesn't sleep in my belief, but I enjoy the thoughts and emotions in your poem.

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 8:12:00 AM
    it really tore my heart...a bit frustrating some of the lines happened to me...but not anymore. tnx for the comments patrick. Hugz. leila

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 10:33:00 AM
    A lot of feeling and emotion and questions as to why in this poem. Thanks for reading my poem. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 8:48:00 AM
    strong message in this one. Excellent poem. hugs, Catie :)