Prose - Don't Judge Us God

We are innocent
Still we await the slaughter
I didn't ask to be born with this threat
Take me back to the water
There were no questions in the womb
Why did I have to leave?
I am no longer sheltered
Where are the gifts I should receive?
Who decided that we should suffer?
Who gave us our selfish nature?
Why must we fight with who we are?
Why must we live, dreading our departure?
Is it any wonder we fail?
Every day a reason to grieve
Yet somehow we live on
Rationalization the soothing sleeve
Nothing makes sense
Everyone rejects each other's God
Which one is real?
Is heaven merely a façade?
Don't judge us God
And we won't judge you
Desperately we fight to overcome
Making choices we forever rue
Turn back the tide oh Lord
You made us this way
What did you expect?
All we can do is pray
Surely you understand
You rigged the test
Failure is all we have
Along with a meaningless quest
My destiny is upon me
A journey you knew I would take
Onward I will trudge
But is it only for your sake?

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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Great writting....I enjoyed reading.....in everybody's journey there are so many paths to take....voted up


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lyndre 5 years ago from Scotland

A good look at our journey of life.

With writting like this why is your score bombing?


Nan Mynatt 5 years ago

Awesome word of art! You are a prolific writer of words and poems!


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Great wise words again SP, but what is going on here with one the most talented writers?

Craziness seems the only answer.


Lady_Tenaz 5 years ago

Loved this one! btw-I almost got that tattoo on my lower back when I was a teen but I chickened out at the last minute. I still love that quote though.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Just stopped by to vote up on another excellent post.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

very nice man...

intense and deep, asking great questions


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you all... it's wonderful to be able to reach people even with a possibly controversial point of view. On this one I just have to ask the old question about being judged for being what we were made to be. LIke I said: what do you expect from us?


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Lyndre - I communicated with the hubpages folks and they indicated the drop in my score was due to me following way to many hubbers. I guess it's factored in as a negative. Maybe they think it is a way of shamelessly promoting yourself and I can't argue with city hall I guess....


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kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

I like your work.I don't know how the do the score but when i was ill and didn't write my score went up!!


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PR Morgan 5 years ago from Sarasota Florida

Great work...I feel the same way sometimes!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@kathryn - maybe I should retire!

@PR Morgan - thank you! I guess yelling at God is somewhat risky business but frustration rises to the occasion at times....


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Awesomely beautiful. "Where are the gifts I should receive?

Who decided that we should suffer?" Amen.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Micky - thanks man... I felt like Dorothy talking to the Wizard on this one... "Silence!" I keep expecting God to smack me around for my insolence... I just don't get it... I'm so weak and yet I feel like I'm who he meant me to be so what gives?


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kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

Keep on creating in your own special way.noone else will write what you can write!!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@kathryn - thank you for saying that and for commenting... I just have lot's of questions as do most of us...

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