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SHALL I EVER SEE GOD'S FACE

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SHALL I EVER SEE GOD'S FACE

Bewildered I look up to the sky
So many unanswered questions
As years quickly pass me by

So many different religions
How do I know which one is right
Am I destined to wander aimlessly
Through life like swine towards slaughter
Where do I get the strength so that
My faith does not totter?

Everyone has their own views on who
God truly is but I don't see the love
Amongst his earthly children

Fighting, killing, dying by the sword and
Swear to do so in the name of the Lord

God Almighty to you I implore
For as much as I've seen how can I ignore
Who is, in fact, waging this war?

Is there only one way to reach you?  Should I beg for mercy?
For living by the rules of man
Or for trying to live life by rules
I can't fully understand?

What, in fact, is our instruction?
What for us was the original plan?

Dear Father I see so much hurt
In the eyes of man
but who before You
Could honestly stand?


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  1. Date: 2/24/2014 10:12:00 PM

    amen,,, so very true,, thankfully the Lord will come and dwell within us and teach that we might become a new being not formed by the hands of man and religion,,,love and God bless you

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton Date: 2/27/2014 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you for taking time to read my poetry God bless ~Maddie
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 2:01:00 PM

    wow...what a poem and questionable thought!!! Madelin, I am tough on myself when it comes to asking these question... thanks for the awesome write...Linda

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton Date: 9/12/2013 7:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Linda It's a question that remains unanswered religion has always been an enigma to me I care nothing for it but I do believe in God ,intelligent creation is evident but still searching for the truth I hear so much about but have never witnessed with my own to eyes Thank you for visiting ~Maddie
  1. Date: 9/10/2013 12:42:00 AM

    I really like this one. well done

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton Date: 9/12/2013 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you PD I bet a lot of us ask ourselves the same question often ~Maddie
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 8:48:00 AM

    you pen with such beauty excellent piece of writing

    Barton Avatar Madelin Barton Date: 9/12/2013 7:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Liam ~Maddie