Trick Questions

In a church, in a house, in a town, in a state
We are just visitors no matter how long we stay.
And when they start to ask questions, we pull away.
We know that they won’t understand us, no matter what they say.
Acceptance is preached, then again so is trust.
It’s hard to believe that love differs from lust
When everything you do will have a cost
When hate is human nature and hope is lost.

Believe, believe self-righteous preach
That everything’s not what it seems.
Oh is that true, are you not you? Am I not me?
Have desperate ears heard angels sing?
Do screams subside to whispering?
Is fear key to survival?
Did people write the Bible?

Parents fight, people die, self-images spoil youth.
It gets hard just to try, I gave up once on the truth.
They laugh and stare at people who ask questions: Is the sky blue?
Of course, but weather changes things up and makes the truth untrue.
What’s truly written in stone, except the Ten Commandments?
Must all good things go? Does human law command us?

Believe, believe self-righteous preach
That everything’s not what it seems.
Oh is that true, are you not you? Am I not me?
Have desperate ears heard angels sing?
Do screams subside to whispering?
Is fear key to survival?
Did people write the Bible?
Or was it just their hands, when God’s lips whispered to a man and spoke “I love you” for the first time?
This world is oh so full of lies
That nothing is true all the time
Except one whispered phrase
From the lips of he who creates
“I love you.”

Comments

jayd-graves

This poem was inspired by my own walk to understanding my religion and my God. I looked at things I struggle with in my own life and in Christianity: the stereotypes of what we are versus what it all really means. I wrote this at a time when I had felt outcast by the church and left abandoned in tradgedy after tradgedy in my life and the lives of people I love, but I found a new way to look at things and to see that at the end of it all the only truth is that God loves me. He loves me and that is all I need to know to trust Him and walk with Him no matter what. This is one of my most cherished things that I have ever written and so I thought that this would be the one to share.

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