Will We Ever Agree

Rebel against you, the child in me

All grown up, why can't you see

Tired of your tests, just let me be

Father, Father, will we ever agree

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Strength instilled in the likes of she

Cast the bait and thrown to sea

Destinies plan is far from free

Father, Father, will we ever agree

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Designated player to your emcee

Price too high with a crushing fee

Losing it all by your holy decree

Father, Father, will we ever agree

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On guard, unsure, runaway, I flee

Benevolent ruler holds the master key

Predestined for what I can't foresee

Father, Father, will we ever agree

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No bargaining the rent for the lessee

No reprieve for the weary beneath a tree

Got to be pure love without any debris

Father, Father, will we ever agree

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Hierarchy that holds me an abductee

Ball's in your court, you are the marquis

Demands nothing less than abject we

Father, Father, will we ever agree

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Have mercy your subjects cop a plea

Didn't ask for life with no guarantee

The thief of hearts remains trustee

Father, Father, will we ever agree

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Actually, You did do the Same

I Do Believe

I'm human. Even the strongest among us doubt, when we are put to the tests of unrelenting loss. Just like the adolescent who rails against what their parents believe is best, we learn through trials that hold our feet to the fire. We come to our own conclusions in our own way in our own time.

Choosing the video to illustrate the point of my piece provided a powerful, personal revelation. I hadn't heard this song in a long time, yet randomly chose it, while perusing my memory bank. Bruno Mars message sings what he would do for his loved one, which I chose to convey what I would do for mine. When I got to the words that make up the refrain, it made me cry. I was struck by the words "You won't do the same". It was a profound message to me that, as the faithful believe, our creator gave his life for everyone of us. My intent is not to preach, but relay what feels like a miracle to me....a personal reminder that I am not forgotten. I am valued enough to receive a personal message from a higher power.

Sometimes it's easy to be overwhelmed by life, to lose sight of all the good, when bad things happen. God knows, I will keep trying to focus on the good and do what I can to make the bad better.





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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

When Amy writes, I drop everything else and go read. And once again I come away feeling better about life.

I have had times when I have screamed to the heavens and then, when no answer was heard, smugly walked off knowing there was nobody listening to my cries. The key word is smug, for smugness is borne of ignorance and ego.

Those days are gone; we move forward, always forward, understanding that in the great scheme of things we are a small piece of a much larger puzzle.

Wonderful piece of work my dear friend. I wish you peace and happiness this weekend.


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dotty1 4 years ago from In my world

This is a fantastic hub, beautifully written. I also love Bruno Mars x


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Bill, You are exactly right about railing against the pain inherent in life. No one escapes without pain. As I wrote my explanation, though, I was aware of how childish, but human we are in our anger, directed at the giver of our most precious gifts, those people in our lives that we can't bear to see suffering or lose. I like to think I am in control, when ultimately, I am not, nor is any other human being, in those matters that matter most. It is the one unchangeable fact we all face and either continue to futilely fight or accept.

Thank you, Bill, for your understanding and kind wishes.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Dotty, thank you so much for your exhilarating words. You made my day.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Dear Amy.. so beautiful.. Your poem your words.. touched me and I understood every word and the song.. fantastic.. made me cry too. I understand where you are coming from my friend.

sharing

Debbie


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Are we friends on Facebook?.. I am Deborah Brooks Langford if we are not..

I tried finding you

Debbie


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Oh, Debbie, my friend, thank you for understanding where I am coming from with this poem. I was thunderstruck when I listened to the words of the song again. I was touched by a whole new meaning, and I truly feel it was a message to me. I am only now, finally, comfortable and participating more on Facebook. I'll check if we have befriended each other yet and, if not, I'll send you a friend request. Thank you for your encouragement.


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

This is beautiful, Amy. The poem is heart-wrenching and the Bruno Mars video - I love his music and particularly this song of his. What an appropriate choice! We have all been here at one time and have experienced this. You are wise beyond your years, my dear!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

My friend, Suzette, I look younger than I am, but young, I'm not. But, I can finally claim "smarter". It is amazing that I can say, in all honesty, the past two years have taught me more about not only the world, but myself, thanks to my hubpage family. When I was laid off 2-years ago, after a lifetime of working, I thought my life was over. And, financially, it is more difficult, but in every other way, Suzette, I feel rich. I don't think I'd feel that way if I hadn't found my way here, to friends like you.


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

I'm glad you took the time to write an explanation, at first I thought this was about a child who was constantly at odds with her father.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

That was my intention. I tried to correlate the parent/child relationship with the everyone being a "child of God" relationship. I'm glad to hear you saw the father/child connection. Thank you for reading and leaving your insightful comment.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. I hear you sometimes it is so hard to turn things around with a parent. Hang in there. I'm sure you're good deeds are not going unnoticed and the Lord will lend you a hand. God bless.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey, Gypsy! I'm always glad to see you. The standard parental difficulties I had as an adolescent are long gone. I used that analogy to describe the anger I sometimes aim at God when life isn't easy. It's displaced anger when I feel I need someone to blame, as I face facts with a tantrum that kicks and screams "life isn't fair". In that way, I'm not always as grown up as I like to think! Bless you, Gypsy.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Beautiful and touching analogy, amy. You have the knack of profundity with the simplest words, e.g., "destiny's plan is far from free." For me, this poem was one of your best. Promise!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I love when you say "Promise!" I believe in everything you say, drbj, even your "animal" interviews! After reading and thoroughly enjoying each and every one of your interviews, I have to remind myself, the interview didn't REALLY take place. You have persuasive powers, dear drbj. Seriously, you impact me in positive ways.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This was one of those moments when i had to reread your words, and i must admit your thoughts are my thoughts in many ways. I question so many things, why do some prosper and others are hungry, but like you i am a believer but i still question. I guess we will until we see God. I loved this piece Amy. Thank you for sharing...


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear always exploring, Yes, your name defines your profound comment, my friend. I take very little at face value. It is difficult, although I do believe in a higher power, to understand so much suffering. I grew up educated in Catholic schools. I was told not to question. Ironically, organized religion created more questions and doubts for me, than answers, especially the injustice of criminal activities inflicted by trusted priests and the hierarchy who proliferated ongoing sexual abuse of children by looking the other way. I was taught by nuns who stated the priest is ordained as a mediator between God and man. In 2nd grade, I began breaking out in a cold sweat when we had to go to confession once a week. When I told the nun I didn't need to go, she responded with "Even the saints went everyday." I knew I wasn't going to win, so I'd conjure up a venial sin and at the end, tack on a lie. 3 Hail Mary's and 1 Our Father and I was cool for another week! Even then, I saw the hypocrisy. Nevertheless, always exploring, as I look around, the sky, the earth, every person and animal, I believe in a higher power. My relationship with my creator is personal. I don't need another human, no matter what vows he's taken, to intercede for me. God knows.

Thank you for being here for me.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

It was on the local new tonight that the priests are going to pay for looking away when children were being sexually abused. I look to no man, only God. It is not just the Catholic church, churches are there for monetary values. I wish it were not so, but it is..


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I heard about that, always exploring, and I am sorry to say, I am glad that the Church is finally being forced to accept accountability. I now see the Catholic church as a huge, money-making business with The Vatican running the show, surrounded by exorbitant wealth, despite their vow of poverty. I was equally relieved to see Jerry Sandusky held accountable for his heinous crimes. Next stop, in my opinion, is investigating those that looked away from what was happening at Penn State. I heard one teacher make a statement to the effect that nearly every Penn State teacher had suspicions regarding Sandusky long before the story broke. It's shameful.

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