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A Letter From God

Why are we so stupid, Lord?
Why do we yell and shout,
rant and rave, pillage and kill?
Why do we cheat and lie,
ignore and disdain, 
leave and abandon?

We could all be so close,
so loving, so kind...
we share the same things:
the fresh air, the blue sky,
the rich moonlit nights.
We all have the same fears--
loneliness and sickness,
poverty and death.

And we all hold fast
to the same dreams: 
friends, family, a lover,
perhaps happy children
whirling like small dervishes
in their own little worlds.
A bit of praise, a kind word,
Work that goes well. 

I wrote this as a poem
but it is really a prayer.
I spoke it aloud so many 
times, even unto the thick 
part of the blackest night
until I fell into a deep sleep.

When I awoke the next morn,
the mail had come early.
I opened an envelope
that had no stamp.
Handwritten in unreal beauty,
it began quite formally:
Dear Mr. and my name,
I have broken my own rule
to write you, but you are
so very persistent!

If life were easy,
you would not feel alive.
If love were easy,
you would not value it.
And if I were easy,
you would never seek me.

Faithfully yours,
God

 

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  1. Date: 3/24/2015 6:44:00 PM

    A letter to believers?

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