Saturday, November 22, 2008

Why ask why?

Dear God,

I don't know how to pray.
You know I never learned the way.
Can we just have a conversation,
about last evening's revelation?

I know that you have got a plan,
That I can't hope to understand.
But can't you please just clarify,
the reason that my friend should die?

That sunshine smile, that warm embrace,
She seems to love the human race,
She lights the darkness with a laugh,
Her kindness also lights my path.

I know it's not for me to say,
Who should go and who should stay.
But why should she have all this sorrow
And wonder if she has tomorrow?

I'm listening, God, please talk to me.
Tell me how this came to be.
Is there hope that you can give to me?
The silence tells me "wait and see".


Anonymous said...

You have such a gift...look at how beautifully you talk to the Lord. I love you with all my heart and so does God...we will get through this together for sure...I am so blessed to have a loving friend such as you in my life, thank you for your friendship and love. Karen

Sassafras said...

You have a wonderful way of talking to God. Everyone thinks there has to be a special way to approach him, but he wants you to come to him as you are. People ask me to pray quite often for some reason, and if they haven't heard me before are surprised that I even put humor into my prayers at times. God knows you inside and out so he won't be surprised. There is an old song Now let us have a little talk with Jesus, let us tell him all about our troubles, he will hear our humble cry and he will answer by and by. You know the way jsut fine. Sass

pokie too said...

My dear...I believe you have it just right. As always that simple childlike glow has persisted and in the question is the answer. He's brought you to him to question. you are aware, he has your attention and he is your closest friend. He will protect you as he will Karen and all of us. The answers are not visible to us yet,but they will be and our love will get us through...beautiful poem and what a tribute to such a great ya always pokie

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