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DOES GOD READ THE FREAKING NEWPAPERS

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DOES GOD READ THE FREAKING NEWPAPERS

   THIS IS DEDICATED TO MY OLD HERO---GABBY HAYES

IT MAKES ONE WONDER, IT MAKES ONE THINK
IT CAUSES ONE'S HEART TO SINK
IS HE, WILL HE, DOES HE HEAR,
DOES HE CONSIDER A CHILD'S FEAR?

I DON'T KNOW AND MAY  NEVER WILL
IS HE SOMETHING OR IS HE NIL?
IS HE SOMEONE IN WHICH TO BELIEVE,
WHILST ANOTHER CHILD'S MOTHER IS MADE TO GRIEVE

I AM WEARY, I AM TIRED
WHILE IN THE MUCK OF A MYSTERY I AM MIRED
HEADLINES SCREAM BUT ARE SILENCED TOO SOON
AS I FEAR ANTHER MANIAC'S MIDNIGHT MOON

WHERE IS HE WHOM SO MANY KNOW,
WHILE MY FEAR AND QUERIES GROW
MY QUESTIONS MOUNT AKIN TO MOUNTAINS HIGH
IS HE A FAIRY TALE OR SIMPLY A LIE?

IT MAKES ONE WISH, IT MAKES ONE PRAY
WHERE IS THAT MISSING TODDLER TODAY?
NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS GROW YELLOWED WITH AGE
AS I HIGHLIGHT THE WORDS INKED UPON AN AGED PAGE

IT MAKES ONE'S HOPE FADE JUST LIKE THAT INK
AS I CONTINUE TO PONDER AND THINK
HERE SIT I WITH A FEW OF THE PIOUS IN PEWS
AS I BEGIN TO BELIEVE HE MUST NOT BELIEVE THE NEWS

SOME ARE FOUND ALIVE AND SOME FOUND WELL
ALAS, TOO MANY ARE LOST IN A BORN-AGAIN HELL
TOO FEW OF THE DAMNED EVER HEAR A JAIL CELL SLAM
AND IF HE IS REAL I WONDER IF GOD REALLY GIVES A GOD-DAMN
 (C) 2011.....Phreepoetree ~free cee!~ 

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  1. Date: 11/21/2011 8:55:00 AM
    absolutely amazing...so much heartache in the world, and yet we continue to move forward...i truly believe all of the pain and strife we go through is for a reason...we may not see it at the time or a day, week, year from now...but for every painful experience we grow and learn...keep your faith close to you...God listens and hears and answers prayers, you may not hear his answer at first, but its there...

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 7:08:00 PM
    Excellent poem! Always, Laura