A Whisper: Poem


What is it you're asking?
What am I supposed to make of this?
Am I being taught patience?
Or is this trial to solidify my witness?
I've never been one to hear Your Voice,
I always need some kind of confirmation.
I want to hear You loud and clear
'cause a whisper can be such an aggravation.

What is it you're asking?
What am I supposed to learn from this?
I feel I'm such an ingrate
'cause I get down when you don't grant every wish.
I've never been one with boundless joy,
I always seem to have some kind of crisis.
I want to know true happiness
Because life is not about You granting wishes.





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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks dgh. I appreciate that!


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

A search for the unsaid to be heard clearly above a whisper...poem with much depth and feel. Justin, this can well be related with many here and thank you for sharing this one. I am sharing it too. Voted up way.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks so much for the reads and the shares, eo... thanks also for the follow!


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eolikes 4 years ago from Bangladesh

Such a nice poem. I enjoyed... voted up and socially shared. thanks PDX


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thank u very much onlooker!


onlooker 4 years ago

Such hidden depths, interesting.


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echoe0021 4 years ago from Conway, AR

Okay cool, can do.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

sometimes not being "well versed" is better then having studied for years. If you want, you can add me to facebook and maybe we could chat on there. Info is in my hub pages profile


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echoe0021 4 years ago from Conway, AR

Religion, signs, faith, and basic ideas of existentialism and philosophy. I say basic because I am not well versed in any of the things, but I have my thoughts.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

echoe, a discussion about what exactlY? I'm pleased that you enjoyed this!


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echoe0021 4 years ago from Conway, AR

Wonderful poem, and I feel we've all felt that way. I know I have and at times still do. I'd love to get into a discussion about this sometime, but here is not the place. Great poem.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Ruchira. I appreciate your read and your comment. I'm glad you understood my sentiment!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Wonderful work Justin

Saying so much yet being discrete about the giver/provider.

Ending it with gratitude....amen!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Tammy, thank you. That's as good of theory as any, i suppose. I like it. Thanks your comments and appreciation!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I think sometimes all we get is a faint whisper just so there is proof we are actually listening. This says so much by saying very little. It is a great poem. Well done!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Sunnie Day. I remember when I wrote this and it seems silly now that I was even bummed out at the time, but, when you're in the heat of a moment like that... well, there's no reasoning. I think it still resonates. I'm glad you enjoyed this! Thanks for stopping by!


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

This has been many of our thoughts at some time..I used to hear my mom say.."God is not Santa Claus"...it does take time to hear that whisper and ever after many years..one can still go ...Huh was that you? Trials...boy oh boy what to say about them..they come and go...and sometimes they seem like they never stop...I would like to think as we walk through them it is like a grooming process...so we just handle it better when the next one rolls around..I like the thought that we are like pure gold..refined by the fires...like you said.."Refiners Fire" Thanks PDX...I liked this alot..

Sunnie


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Audrey. It usually does. Otehrwise, pain would be pointless. The Refiner's Fire...


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Well done Justin---I am glad that something beautiful came out of your pain--


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Linda!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Well done PDX! You do have a wonderful way with words:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

cyna, thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed this! My pleasure on the follow!


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cynamans 4 years ago from Washington DC

Wow Great poem PDXKaraokeguy,

Very well writen and interesting. I voted this one up, awesome and beautiful.

Thanks for the follow and Happy Holidays,

Best C.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Jami. it's actually a four or five year old poem, but it's a good reminder


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

So many times ive been lost and so many times , hes pulled me right through . Im hoping that things land where you need them too , best wishes :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Glad to hear u can relate! I firmly believe that trials always have a reason, but when in the midst of one, you don't wannna look at that :-)


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Beautiful ! I voted as such .I too have had to ask many many times , why me? or why not me? and it took alot of soul searching to find who i am today , and ive come a long ways from yesterday .. keep the faith , keep the thought , but most of all "BELIEVE" ,God Bless :)

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