God Cried That Day

It was insane,

he shook his head

as if to rattle his brain,

he was sweating

like a jungle rain,

he struggled between

his responsibility as a father

and a husband,

he sensed the fear

in the horror involved here,

a terminally sick child’s life,

taken by the hands of his wife,

he nearly choked,

there was no compassion,

as he saw it,

she fell to her knees to pray,

he sadly turned and walked away,

only a ghost would stay,

and God cried that day.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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ALUR 4 years ago from USA

Wow, interesting.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you Alur :)


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Frank,

I am not condoning the mother's behaviour but I can only imagine the mental state she was in to murder her terminally ill child. I consider this a mercy killing. I don't see her as a cold blooded murder.

Voted up and awesome.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Sue.. you just have such a good heart is all :) stay sweet


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

I feel for the whole family...terminally ill child, mentally unbalanced mom, grieving dad...

you have a way of making people FEEL your poetry...


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much Justateacher for visiting my page :)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Framk my friend, I could feel your words as though were real.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Bless you writer20 really :) you are up and awesome Frank


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California.

Hi Frank, The ladies above said it all. A very painful decission made and still a loss of a piece of both parent's hearts. Greg


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

yes you are right they did say it all :) gregas


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

It's murder and it's one of his children. A magnificent piece here Brethren Frank, just a little that says a whole lot. I could feel the power you felt when you wrote: Just a ghost would stay and God cried that day.

This is clearly on track!

Bless brethren.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Such a powerful piece. You manage to convey so much in so few words. I feel for them all. No mother wants her child to suffer when there was no hope, she would have already been grieving. 3 lives died that day


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

This is a fabulous write Frank--


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Up and all across but funny. Your just that thang good Frank! Awesome poem.


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Great Poem Frank! I believe God rejoices over every child who comes back to Him, He cried for the parents and their sin and pain. Have a blessed day. Peace.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you for checking in Sky9106, and thank you too Rosemay and her baby, I didnt forget the dog, LOL for visiting my page and Audrey always good to see you here, and thelyricwriter thanks a bunch bro, and you too shim-dawn for your comment be blessed my friends :) Frank


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Another powerful poem Frank ;I can almost feel the pain and anguish in the father's heart; and the mental pain of a woman who could take no more !!!

You ave an up up and away here once more Frank;you are such an amazing poet and keep them coming.

Take Care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Horrific, shocking and so well done.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

omg...Frank.

I pray that such humans are never born that it make the lord cry over their deeds...Amen.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Frank, I'm blown away. Such a story, so much emotion, so much depth and all in a hand full of lines! You're smoking hot today.


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time2rite 4 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

Wow, Frank, this is awesome! I don't know how you take so few words but paint such big pictures full of emotion but you did it again. Well done!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Eddy and Duffsmom, thank you so much :) Frank


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much for reading Ruch and Poetvix who is always smoking hot..:) time2rite thank you so much it's always a pleasure to see you.. bless you all Frank


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savanahl 4 years ago

What a powerful poem. It brought tears to my eyes. Well written.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you again sava bless you


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

uh uh, another grim, fast-paced story...crafty...


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hello Frank. I don't know how you manage to tell a whole story in depth with such great feeling in 19 short lines. Sad tale. Blessings, Debby


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

raci.. thanks for stopping by again:) respect that.. and Debby Bruck thanks so much for that compliment :) Bless you all

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