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But For The Grace Of God Poems

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Congratulations its a boy
Hi there new born baby, welcome to your life,
Off to work tomorrow, mother’s got no choice,
Your at the teats, sister’s slung around her back,
Ten hours in the field, gathering god knows what,
She’s pregnant again, another one’s in the pot. 

Oh...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, discrimination, education, humanity, people, poverty,
Form: I do not know?



Premium Member Homeless

How must it feel to carry all you own
in one old shopping cart or your back,
to trudge through alleys weary to the bone,
to crave the food and shelter that you lack,
to long to leave the street life you eschew? ...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member His Name Was Jim
All were gathered 'round the fire when Popeye asked, "Where's Jim?
It's freezing cold outside tonight, can someone look for him?"
Ragged Sally volunteered and Uncle Buck did too,
together they would look for Jim down Second avenue.

Up and down and round and...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member There Is Such Heartbreak To See

"There but for the grace of God, go I"... based on a quote by
John Bradford (circa 1510–1555) "There but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford."


Tears silently spill from my eyes; falling freely from my sensitive heart they pool...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, 10th grade, angst, anxiety, feelings, how i
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Being Conned

*Being Conned*
Written: by “Miracle Man”
7/16/2018

My entire life I’ve considered myself high strung,
So I’m weary of people who treat me as if dung.

Some people borrow money without repay intent,
Then ask “can I work it out” once it’s been spent.

They look at...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, courage, how i feel, me,
Form: Couplet



Confession In the Dark
The Things people will SAY in the Confessional!*

Silly things!

…Terrible things!

And then, they go away clean, and I am broken…
These things Christ is supposed to heal, and He DOES heal them, ALWAYS,
But He lets me bear the pain of them, for...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, anxiety, conflict, forgiveness, god, introspection, pain, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Kindness Never Hurts
It’s not because I talk to myself – 
no, that’s not why I talk to everyone else;
I talk for the human connection
that needs constant amplification.

Friends or strangers - matters not,
a little kindness helps a lot.
Humanity is all the worlds got
and,...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, blessing, caregiving, giving, hope, humanity, loneliness, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
The Buck Stops Here
                                       ...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, bible, christian, family, father, marriage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Understanding The Process Of Fear

When someone less fortunate begs from you
there's more to their pain than the eye can see.
And you should carefully rethink it through
before angrily dismissing their plea.

For there but for the grace of God go you
dig down deep and search your...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, 12th grade, anxiety, feelings, how i feel,
Form: Quatrain
Karma Evolves
When empathy’s felt, and love comes to play
Warm feelings arise for another’s pain
A touch on the shoulder, kind words to say
To help pave the way to live once again.

To give alms to the poor to help them through
They have so...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, international, spiritual,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Angels Among Us


When a soul is forced to beg on the streets
their hurt runs deeper than most people see.
And before you label them all deadbeats
you should ask yourself...what if that were me?

But for the grace of God...that could be you
respond from your...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, 8th grade, angst, anxiety, feelings, heart, humanity,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member You're My Better Half
Freedom's finally mine, at the threshold 
of the forest where trees turned bluish-green, 
to a sea of grass that men does withhold.
Summer country comfort my absence been.

Of the forest where trees turned bluish-green, 
from one end of the vale to...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, i love you,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Something To Think About

Is there more joy than the sound of a child's laughter

long before they're forced to experience the life ahead

with its many challenges that are

enough to break the strongest will

though most succeed in becoming upstanding

and decent law-abiding members of society

those that...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, stress,
Form: Free verse
But For The Grace Of God Go I
…There, but for the grace of God go I…
Is a thought I oft used to think
As I cast a hasty, judgmental eye
Roundabout the coffee shop
And o’er the brim of my morning drink

…I used to judge those so-called ‘sorry souls
And ascribe...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, fantasy, imagination, people, stars,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Wanderers
The Wanderers

The Wanderers wear many faces,
They may come from nothing and other dark places;
With surviving skills amazing to see;
While we, untested, cry over burned fricasee.

There was old Annie in the food pantry
Which had a clothes closet, too, for the poor;
She...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, endurance, people, poverty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tomorrow is Thanksgiving
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving
By Franklin Price
11/23/2016

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving
Be thankful every day
When meeting someone on the street
Have a pleasant word to say

A quick hello, how do you do
As you look them in the face
Doesn't matter gender, age,
  Nationality or race 

We're...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, appreciation, blessing, thanksgiving,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Unfinished
UNFINISHED

These streets mistreat
one hundred degrees in the heat
rode past said a prayer
lying on the pavement
was the new wretched
of the earth, so caste down
nothing left but death.

All them with nowhere to be.
Not allowed at bus-stops
or on park bench.
Emergency room huh no...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, abuse, america, class, emotions, sad, social,
Form: Prose Poetry
Thank you
A thank you

To sit alone after day when family have fled,
I mull around the misty thoughts in my head.
My metal struts coldly resting against the wall,
This scaffolding of security to prevent my fall.
To feel insecure in one’s self after life’s...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, family, thank you, thanks,
Form: Rhyme
Grace Of God Or Fate
An old man staggering and begging
Outside the doors of Walmart…
There but for the grace of God go I

Perhaps most look askance
Not even giving a second glance…
There but for the vagaries of Fate go I

Does the miscreant chuckle to himself
At the...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, god, humanity, life, poverty, , fate,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Vagabond
His head rest not on a soft, comfy
   Pillar.
But on a hard cold sidewalk.

His comfort and his peace, 
Is lost along the streets.
Which brings him no relief.

He walks the streets by day and 
Night.
Alone in his thoughts, alone...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, self, society, spiritual, tribute, truth, uplifting, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member But For The Grace of God
A cardboard mansion, renovated expansion
No payments left to be made
Three car garage, a hungry mirage
An elegant dumpster buffet
Hand tailored suit sewn with laces from boots
Which he donated to a friend
His non existent gold, lost through the holes
A tragedy one can...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, humanity, meaningful, society,
Form: Rhyme
Beloved Daughter
If there were any forgotten thank you’s
Or in the past were barely said
I ask for your pardon, my darling
And if you would please read ahead.

Thank you for your gentle touch
Upon reaching for my hand
Thank you for your loving smiles
Which help’s...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, child, christian, faith, god, love, mother daughter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Homeless
Where do the homeless go
when the streets are covered in snow
and they fear the safety of the shelters
as they edge away to hide beyond the so called helpers?

Where do the homeless go
when loneliness and poverty are buried by the snow
and...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, discrimination, fear, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Beyond Reasonable Doubt
 Bang! Bang! Who shot and killed
   Jeanette and Harvey Crewe?
 By whose hand was their blood spilled?
   The cops, they surely knew!
 Two fatal shots rang out that day
   and to a grisly...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, corruption, murder, mystery,
Form: Narrative
A Thankful Thought
If there was one forgotten Thank You
Or when spoken was most hastily said
I ask for your pardon
With these following Thank You's ahead

Thank you for your gentle touch
Upon reaching for my hand
Thank you for your loving smiles
Which helps me understand

Thank you...Read More
Categories: but for the grace of god, appreciation, blessing, deep, emotions, friend, religious, thank
Form: Rhyme