HEY GOD...by b. Malin

QUESTIONS...

Hey God, I couldn't sleep at all last Night.

I tried counting Sheep...But that didn't help.

I found myself thinking about You...

And the Burdens on Earth,

And all that We Put you through...

But still... I have Questions for you.

What do you do with the Good that Die Young?

Do You Personally pick up the Young Soldiers,

Dying on some Foreign Soil all Alone...

Do You Cradle Them in your Arms,

As You carry them Home...

Do you dry their last Tears, and still all their Fears?

And do their broken bodies become whole once again?

Is there a Special Place in Heaven for them?

What about the Babies and Toddlers, and Teenagers,

Who Die because of Neglect, or Anger, or Accidents,

Or Sickness, or Suicide...Do They make You Cry?

Do You Personally Lead Them Home to Heaven?

Do They cry for what They might have been?

And does that make You Cry too, as you Comfort them?

And the Sick and the Elderly, whom are ready to die,

But afraid to enter your Palace...

Do You personally greet them at the Gate...

Do You put your arms around them,

As you comfort their Fears and dry their Tears?

And what about the Murderers...

And those who claim to kill in your Name?

Whom Do you Blame for that...

And in the End, As you dry Your Tears,

Do You forgive Us?

As You grant us another Day.

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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Some deep thoughts here and from His Word taken from Johns gospel Chapter 6:37-All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

My father always told me that God is all good, but he is not all powerful which helped me understand why bad things happen to good people.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you Fiddleman for stopping by and for those passages.

Isn't that the truth Breakfastpops...but still we ask why them.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

well b. questions which haunt us all! I've come to terms with many, just not sure whether the answers came from me or if they came from Him! Perhaps, I like to think, that if the body is but an earthly tent, then death is but, a change of residence. Be well!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The mystery of faith...why?


Cheryl Kapelner-Champ 5 years ago

Very thought provoking. Thank U* Barb.

Cher


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Arb, I like that concept, "the body is but an earthly tent...then death is but a change of residence"...You ought to do a Hub on it. Thanks for stopping by.

Inquiring Minds want to know, WillStarr.

Cheryl, Thanks for thinking about this one.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

This has given me something to write about which is a great gift and I thank you.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

So glad to see you stopped by Jaggedfrost, and you are quite welcome...I will certainly come by and read yours.


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

This is an awesome poem barb. I love your questions, and I love that you include victims of suicide, because those that die of suicide, I feel are victims. Very thought provoking, as Cheryl said above. Great job.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Thought provoking b.? I hope you find the answers you're looking for. It's important for us ask them in the first place and when we do, the answers seem to flow!


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Hi B,

You speak for all of us in asking these questions. With no answers and no understanding it makes life even sadder. But it is good to cry, so thank you for a beautiful poem.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Erin, thanks for enjoying, this one came straight from my heart!

Fossillady, The answers will come someday when it's my time to fly to Heaven...

Oh Toknowinfo, I hope I didn't make you cry...Thank you for your kind words. LOL.


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

You have asked the question that I most wanted to hear the answers for. When you see suffering first hand it is hard to believe that there is a God at all. Faith is very hard to keep when suffering is so near and world wide, are you still looking for the answers too?


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Definitely Bluestar...Do I believe, I totally agree with what you said...I think we are put on this earth, how we survive is up to us as individuals. I'd like to think we all go to Heaven...correction, the good ones, the bad ones, hopefully go to HELL. LOL.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

What a wonderful poem. Very profound and thought provoking. Although, the answers to why, are relatively simple according to Edgar Cayce and John Edwards. If we are only spirits visiting this institution of higher learning (the physical plane), the bodies that we occupy are of little significance. According to the seers mentioned above, all is with definate purpose. When you go through this life and cause harm, pain and strife, and interfer in the learning process of other souls, you must come back to pay some retribution for breaking the karmic laws. The severity of the harm you have done in a past life is paid for by, or directly proportionate to, the severity of the life that you must live in retribution.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

I always wonder about babies and children that die . . . where do their souls go? They didn't live long enough to choose between right and wrong. Surely there is a special place in heaven for them to grow up healthy and happy.


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KFlippin 5 years ago from Amazon

Have only just now, this past week, read Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, and this poem brings it quickly to mind . . . the long asked question, observation, that only the good die young, etc... will remain with us humans always I think, and I think Brown's ultimate presentation of God within each of us, rather than a singular entity to ask for answers and justice, is one that is intriguing.` Very nice piece, and thought provoking, as so many have already well said.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

d. Williams, I so hope that you are right, because Hitler, should never rest in Peace, but sadly that type is still here on Earth, and probably always will be. Thanks for liking my Poem and for adding your comments.

That's a Beautiful thought TruckstopSally, one I think is most comforting to those that lost a child, or Teenager.

Thanks KFlippin for adding your thought provoking comments as well, and humbly, thanks for liking my Poem on this subject.


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Kindacrazy 5 years ago from Tennessee

I often question my own faith sometimes. The sorrow and pain, and the questions, oh, the questions of why?, why? why?


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

I know Kindacrazy...But as long as we are good people...I believe that's what really counts. Thanks for adding to the comments.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

the flawed should never pick up the scales of justice and try to rule on a case, even as public seeming as those in WWII. For every one who fails the law and cannot be completely claimed by grace for the fullness of the law one keeps finds themselves in a hell of sorts or a halt in progress even if it is in the midst of heaven looking at everything they failed to obtain because of a case of stiff neckedness.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

That's quite a mouth- full Jaggedfrost...and said as only you can...Thanks for sharing your comments with us.


JinnyMarte 5 years ago

You know...this is a very deep, very important piece of poetic pondering and said with the right words...

God sure is a compassionate one and He is the One to pick us up every time, the One to forgive our transgressions and the One to comfort us.

You could have not said it better...Awesome piece!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

And your comments JinnyMarte are Awesome as well! Thanks for reading and for your understanding of this piece.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

lol that is a nice way of saying that I have a flair for run on sentences. lol


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

the flawed should never pick up the scales of justice and try to rule on a case, even as public seeming as those in WWII. For every one who fails the law and cannot be completely claimed by grace for the fullness of the law one keeps; finds themselves in a hell of sorts, or a halt in progress. This happens even if that damnation is located in the midst of heaven. It only means that those who find themselves short end up looking at everything they failed to obtain because of a case of stiff neckedness.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

As usual "classic" comments Jaggedfrost.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....what's going on these days at the HUB - all this talk about God - even the epi-man got in on it - lol lol - but you really spilled out your poetic heart and soul here - and who cares about sentence structure anyway - the main thing is that you spoke from your heart and mind - and besides you can 'run on' anytime you'd like with me - or even run away with me too!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Careful what you wish for...You are the best! It was an interesting Piece to do for personal reasons...but I did it anyway, my way! I do have trouble with my thoughts on this subject.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...and a writer's mind is always in conflict - that is the reason why most of us write - mixed feelings - both good and not so good!!!! And it's always a work in progress!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Again epigramman, you are so Right, and I thank you for your thoughts. LOL


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

I really enjoyed this chat with God, most familiar as I have had a few of these myself. Rated up. Thank you for sharing!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you Chatkath...I have such mixed emotions in this department...so thank you for sharing your view as well.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

"Do You forgive Us?" He does, He does forgive us. Anyone who repents and believes in Him is never, ever cast out or away. We have so many questions and He has so many answers and when the two collide we are renewed and restored. I love that word, restored. So much happens because God gave us free will to choose, He doesn't want mindless robots. We often choose wrong and bring pain and chaos to our world. You have written a whole new Conversations With God here. I enjoyed it.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you Hyphenbird for Enjoying...I do believe if you are a good person, you should lead a Happy, Healthy Life...However having said that, we both know that bad things happen to good people. In a Perfect World this would not happen. One would hope the Villains of this World suffer in death...Reading of Six Million people dying under Hitler, all the Wars and the World Trade Buildings makes it hard for me to believe. So this Poem was written with very Mixed Emotions.


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dadibobs 4 years ago from Manchester, England

Very emotive piece, you cover almost every human demographic, and you certainly provide food for thought.

I was brought up to believe this,

Do onto others, before they do onto you, and run before the police get there!

It took my children to change that mindset, because children are truly heaven sent.

wonderful article :)


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

I also feel Dadlbobs, that if one is a good person while on this Earth, he, or she, would get their just rewards one day...in the next phase of the after life...I'm glad you liked this Hub and were not Judgmental...I liked your Comments.


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LuxmiH 4 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

Wow! A simply heart-wrenching powerful poem. It brought tears to my eyes.

What talent! Voted up and awesome.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

After reading your Hub a little while ago, I'm Humbled by your Comments, LuxmiH...and Thank You for your Vote.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

b.Malin, what if you had 15 children, and you raised them and loved each one with all your heart. You fed them, looked after their needs, guided them with a book of instructions. Then, they all grow up, and make CHOICES. Some will be good, some will be bad. Then they come to you with their problems. You will cry, but you will forgive and still love them. So it is with our God.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

So it is with God...I hope so Anndavis. But I also hope the Hitlers are in Hell...and those that followed that path. Thanks for stopping by ,and reading, and Commenting.

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