What Do You Want Us To Do?

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On Earth
Evil walks freely
In Heaven
Blessings are given equally

Man can only pray for retribution
Because you say, “Vengeance is mine”
And yet evil willingly takes its own life
So we ask, “Did he repent in time?”

How can a man walking outside the fence be saved
While we starve and shiver?
We become evil in our desire to avenge ourselves
This is why we need a deliverer

He walks in a uniform
He carries a weapon
He has no soul
He pretends to know heaven

The power of evil is the power to be evil
Though no poor man can destroy a society
One man can destroy a dream
And one child can be taken from their destiny

We ask you Lord
What are we to do?
Did the lamb provide answers for all?
Or did he only come for the few?

Evil has no reflection
There is nothing he can see of himself
For no man who chooses to curse others
Understands the cross on the shelf
There is no message he hears
For the din of his hate is deafening
Why did you send him to us Lord?
Is it a test or a warning?

Please tell us how they suffered
We cannot live otherwise
If we cannot deliver the punishment
Then we live with the whys
It is not possible for us to forgive
For the ways of heaven are for you only
You ask us to love our neighbor
But we are unable to be holy

You say to pray that your will be done
But is it your will for us or you will for all of creation?
For our will is to punish evil and watch them suffer
Yet you ask us to forgive all people and all nations

I cannot cry through tears of joy for there are none
I cannot smile through the pain in memory of the one
The carpet in the closet is frayed and my pants are torn
And my mind is a womb because I am unable to be reborn


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CarolineVABC 3 years ago from Castaic

Wow, what a great poem! It's such a deep and very insightful poem. We are all trying to make sense in this mad and senseless world that we live in. As humans, we are unable to understand the "whys" of life. God's ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. I love this part of your poem:

PLEASE TELL US HOW THEY SUFFERED

WE CANNOT LIVE OTHERWISE

IF WE CANNOT DELIVER THE PUNISHMENT

THEN WE LIVE WITH THE WHYS

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR US TO FORGIVE

FOR THE WAYS OF HEAVEN ARE FOR YOU ONLY

YOU ASK US TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR

BUT WE ARE UNABLE TO BE HOLY

I do agree that the Lord is holy and we are all sinners. His love is unconditional and we will never measure up to His standards. God realizes this, which is why He offered us salvation. He knows that we will fail from time to time, but as long as we do not stay that way, and still strive to be the best "disciples" that we can be for Him. Living by faith and trusting God completely is probably one of the most difficult things that we can ever do. As for me, I know that my questions will probably not be answered in this lifetime, but I trust Him, anyhow. Thank you for sharing such a remarkable poem, which I can tell came from the heart. Voted up: beautiful/interesting. Keep up the good work, Suburban Poet!


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The Suburban Poet 3 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hi Caroline - Thank you for your insightful comments. I truly appreciate your praise. When I saw this picture these words just came into my mind and I wrote it up very quickly. Heinrich Himmler is one of the most evil men of all-time. The sad thing is he was an educated man and came from a "civilized" country. How could it happen like that? Then I wonder about how I would gladly have taken care of him myself and wonder where God fits in with my feelings of wanting revenge. It's very a difficult to know what to think.

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