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Letter To The Lord

Dear Lord
I think Heaven is a price I can't afford
If such a place did exist
I would've hesitated before I wrote this
Since a kid I was never really into religion
So many to choose from how do I make a final decision
I rely on my own intuition
To make sense of this world with near perfect precision
I was taught to never believe without proof
So I never took time to go to church and confess sins in the booth
Speaking of church I never attend
It's more devils than angels in there I can't pretend
I'm a certified believer
My mom was caged by drug demons
I know it was you that freed her
Please dont be mad it's just my generosity
Multiplied by my curiosity
I admit when you let Tashawn die I looked to the sky with animosity
We celebrate Jesus' B-day on Dec 25th 
Mine on the 21st
The world will end on 12-21-2012
Now I feel the worst
Well that's what the Mayan civilization said
On my 22nd b-day the Earth shall be dead
Whether black or white 
I can still worship you right
You will bless my curses with all your might
I can't help but feel some things about religion isn't true
Is it true what they say about Heaven and Hell
How a casket is for "Rebirth"
A coccoon
Or shell
I think when we die Heaven is having dreams
So why every night in my sleep I scream
Is hell having nightmares
Who does the Devil think he scares
Is it true when a person dies
A person is born
You bring babies to this world
But leave families torn
Who did you bring here to replace Tashawn
My Aunt Beverly
You think so cleverly
What about Allison's baby Aaliyah
Taneka's grandfather
Richard Jr should've been dead
Yes my father
When he had that stroke
He should not have lived to see 50
Why did you choke
How did this Earth get made
Was the 7 day Creation a must
Or luckily the planet formed from cosmos and stardust
If you're the God of this planet what about Mars, Pluto, Saturn
My head is lighting up like a Jack-o-Lantern
In one dream I had I died on a crucifix
Die for everybody's sins
The idea is ludicrous
What's the relevations 
Of Revelations
My curiosity is typical
I wish I was mythical
Silly me
Like Moses I wish I could split the Red Sea
I wish we could talk 
That's why I don't pray
You may be busy with someone else's prayers anyway
Take a minute to talk to me and I shall kiss your gown's hem
We can sit in the middle of Bethlehem
Curiosity is a price everyone can afford
Sincerly Richard J C Keen
To You Lord

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  1. Date: 7/7/2010 11:35:00 AM
    Richard, I like your inquisitive mind here. I am a believer, but I too am filled with questions, which I trust will be answered when I die. As for creation, think of how perfect creation is. how Logical it all is. I cannot believe all that came suddenly out of a cosmic big bang theory. At the same time, I think it did not happen in seven days. One day is a lot longer than 24 hours in God-time. Many questions, but in time, the answers will arrive (BTW, I sure hope Mayans got it wrong!) andrea

  1. Date: 2/23/2010 10:37:00 AM
    God is always there. Even when you're in the worst situation you can ever be in. He's always there. Always. He's an understanding God. Reading your bible is always a good thing to do. Read Psalm 73:26. It's my favorite verse. It lets me know that on this world I'm not perfect, but all I (we) can do is try. I'll gladly be a light in your world :) Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 2:30:00 PM
    "well done good and faithfull servant." ask some one what these words mean. john

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 2:22:00 PM
    wow this is a great poem from words that spoke no twirl or dazzle, just truly from the heart. Much congrats to your placement.

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 1:09:00 PM
    This is a very honest poem. I think if this is what you're really thinking, keep on talking to Him. He's the best. He will answer and at some point, perhaps very soon, you'll have a little more peace about everything. If I'm not mistaken, it appears as if you are 19 and if that's the case it's awesome that you're having these questions now! Congratulations on your third place win! This is a great piece!

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 3:15:00 PM
    Such honesty, and doubt, this is so human, and real...this poem speaks volumns, and I applaud you in this wonderful entry to Matt's contest! Congratulations on this winning write! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/15/2009 11:56:00 AM
    My dear little Brother, Richard, I have read your beautiful poem and wept! So much has been taken away from you, but then again you have been given so much! Your talent! Not everyone can express their thoughts like this! Your family-how about the orphans in Africa- with no family, no food, no education and suffering from incurable diseases! you're not alone. Read his word-search for him.He was not about religion. He's has prepared a better place for you, if you believe. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/13/2009 3:09:00 PM
    What a beautiful poem,may God bless your Soul..Your Heart is beautiful--Charma

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 4:33:00 PM
    I am so happy that your excellent poetry was included in my day of enjoyable reading. May you have a wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 2:18:00 PM
    We all have questions about life. I always get comfort out of the fact that the "Bible" says every good and perfect gift is from above. If it is not good and perfect it is not from God but from Satan. Keep writing. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 9:29:00 AM
    Hi there! great poem, I believe this is a thought universe, and all creation must have been made with thought, we are a higher species of animal, we have the power of thought to carry on creating, our beliefs, our thoughts are manifesting our lives,our thoughts lead us to our destiny,what you believe in is where you will go, thank you for your comment my friend, love Simone