A Believer's Despair in the 21st Century

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A poem about how a believer feels in the 21st century, an age where secularism, science, and rationalism are on the rise and the tenets of religion seem more and more unreasonable.

Submitted: August 11, 2010

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Help me! Save me! I am lost!
Dark spirits are haunting me,
I’m afraid this weak, small heart,
Won’t survive this agony.

Was baptized, fasted, went to church,
But what, of this, did I take out?
The painful truth, just recently,
Filled my mind with horrid doubt.

I prayed, I glorified His name,
The name of Christ, our holy father,
But still, His mischievous, old trap,
Has stopped me going any further.

They laugh at me, I’m ridiculed,
I can’t find a way out for me,
I’m forced to break the holy pledge,
This pledge I cherished specially.

Maybe I walked under a ladder,
Demons woken suddenly,
Perhaps a black cat crossed my path,
Cursing my life utterly.

My brain, my mind, is overshadowed,
By this awful curtain,
Which has plagued my haunted life,
Since birth, of this I’m certain.

Sinned have I, in my life often,
I fear the burning gates of hell.
I struggle, fight the hand of Satan,
He who laughed when Sodom fell.

Day by day, they seem more tempting,
These possessing fallacies,
But most important, above all,
Is the allure of these fantasies.

Indeed! My stubborn faith endures,
Forever, as an ancient stone!
I believe, that’s all that matters!
For decades I await His throne.

How powerful’s the Devil’s sword,
I haven’t a sufficient shield,
His arguments and evidence,
Make me flee the battlefield.

Help me! Save me! I am lost!
Dark spirits are haunting me,
I’m afraid this weak, small heart,
Won’t survive this agony.


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