theodicy

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 24, 2018

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Facedown at the cross once more

Find me broken to the core

Forgive me father for I have sinned

I scream out in the lashing wind

 

Do you hear my sorrowful wail

The broken chords of a voice so frail

Where are you when I toil at night

Could you only be here when it’s light

 

My deeds build up as brick on brick

Compose a wall 3 miles thick

A wall to keep me far from you

Locked out of the golden avenue

 

I’ll shout and sing redemption song

Maybe you’ll hear as you walk along

Perhaps you’ll let me in as well

Where angels cheer and sing and yell

 

Stroll by rivers trickling calm

See how you hold us in your palm

That world is close but out of reach

Can’t get in like them preachers preach

 

I’ll bribe the angels who guard the gate

Shouldn’t I decide my eternal fate

But you put me on a courtroom seat

No room inside for a liar and cheat

 

You judge me now but when’s your turn

May I ask a question before I burn

How come you made a world of hurt

Why add agony to the very dirt

 

I want to believe you’re really there

That this pain I feel is one we share

Where were you in the lonely time

When thoughts crept in and stole my mind

 

How come you let the evil reign

Hitler, Stalin, aren’t you humane

Watched us suffer down below

Left us oh so long ago

So many trusted you to save

But you prosper those who now enslave

How a just god might be so unjust

What happened to your love hope and trust

 

I don’t want to live in this world you created

I’m afraid you made it far too complicated

Now send me off to a land of fire

Since my misery is obviously your desire

 

Did you love me at any time

Or was I a puppet in a pantomime

Did you listen to my prayer

Why would I try if I know you’re unfair

 

But I’ll get on my knees once again

The anguish peaks with another amen


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