A Cry Out to God

A Cry Out to God

A Poem by Lee Foreman
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This is a poem about a man who has a conversation with God about his trails and tribulations.

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Oh God! Please listen to me!

My body is tired, my mind is gone!

My faith is withering away;

I can’t understand the Bible anymore.

The devil’s in my ear telling me to kill my neighbor,

Black crows rest and converse with me on my lawn.

 

God you’re still listening?!

Look, I need your help.

I stopped praying six months ago.

My job is gone, my wife left me,

And my house is soon to be foreclosed!

 

My life is crumbling away like a house infested with termites.

When I go to the beach, the shore runs away from me.

The sand sets my feet on fire!

Oh Lord listen to me!

 

My problems don’t end there,

You see, last night I contemplated suicide.

I put rat poison in my own food;

Just couldn’t bring myself to eat it.

 

Wait- what Lord?

Why don’t you sound mat at me?

Why are you talking to me so calmly?

Oh Lord, I love you!

 

I thought that I would be such a disgrace to you,

That you would no longer claim me as your son!

What did I do wrong Lord? Why is my life such a miserable wreck?

What? What do you mean I forgot the most important part?

What is it?

 

What do you mean because I stopped praying my life took a turn to hell?

Oh, I see. I should have not stopped praying.

But Lord, times were getting so tough, that I thought you weren’t listening-

So I stopped.

 

What? But what do you mean?

You were working with me?

A test to see how strong I was?

 

Oh my God, please don’t tell me I failed!

Please Lord just give me another chance;

I promise I won’t let you down!

 

Then God said,

“My son, you didn’t fail.

You see, your life was at its very end,

You knew you couldn’t carry on by yourself.

You came to me during you darkest time

In your spiritual journey.

My son, you passed.”

 

Then the man woke up,

 And his wife was smiling as bright as the sun-

And said

“Let’s pray together.”


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Wow - I - don't consider myself a very religious person, and - maybe that's a good thing. I recently watched, "Inherit The Wind" about a schoolteacher who was arrested for teaching in a classroom Darwinism, or Creationism.

The belief that mankind is descended from apes. Perfectly reasonable, but apparently not to Tennessee. They had a HUGE court case over it, arguing that the Earth was only 6,000 years old, not millions of years as paleontologists have proven and - ultimately Bertram Cates was found guilty as charged, for teaching creationism.

But the judge was lenient, saying since it was the first time an offense of this was ever brought to light, the fine was $100. Of course the prosecution was just furious over this.

I think what I learned from this, and reading your Cry To God, Lee. A great many things can cloud our judgment and wisdom. Perhaps not all from above the sky or beneath the Earth, some in fact may be from just the very mood we are in at the day.

A random act of kindness can make all the difference in the world to a great many people. Continue - these random acts of kindness, and may we continue - to save people from themselves now and in the future, for when they cannot or choose not - to see God. :)


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This is such a magnificent poem! I am also a christian and thought that this perfectly described how no matter what we do in life, Jesus will always love us and take us back. Great job and keep writing! :)

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Wow - I - don't consider myself a very religious person, and - maybe that's a good thing. I recently watched, "Inherit The Wind" about a schoolteacher who was arrested for teaching in a classroom Darwinism, or Creationism.

The belief that mankind is descended from apes. Perfectly reasonable, but apparently not to Tennessee. They had a HUGE court case over it, arguing that the Earth was only 6,000 years old, not millions of years as paleontologists have proven and - ultimately Bertram Cates was found guilty as charged, for teaching creationism.

But the judge was lenient, saying since it was the first time an offense of this was ever brought to light, the fine was $100. Of course the prosecution was just furious over this.

I think what I learned from this, and reading your Cry To God, Lee. A great many things can cloud our judgment and wisdom. Perhaps not all from above the sky or beneath the Earth, some in fact may be from just the very mood we are in at the day.

A random act of kindness can make all the difference in the world to a great many people. Continue - these random acts of kindness, and may we continue - to save people from themselves now and in the future, for when they cannot or choose not - to see God. :)


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Kingdom of God is not a place. It is something to be experienced at heart. It is righteousness, joy and peace. (Romans 14:17). When you seek it, you will have everything needed for your earthly living(Mathew 6:33)...A good poem that illustrates the heart of a real believer.....I remembered the parable of Pharisees and tax collector while reading this poem...The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Jesus recognized the prayer of tax collector who admitted that he is a sinner....Really great work...

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That ending really got to me, and I didn't see it coming at all. Well played.

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This is a beautiful piece. Opened my eyes.

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Lovely piece. I definitely appreciate the story aspect of this poem--very relatable, in my opinion. Nice job!

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Sometimes, real poetry comes from a need to tell a story in a different form. The way this is presented works quite well with the context.

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I like the poem. We must fall down to understand what is important. I like the journey of the man and the positive ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

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It's a nice write even i've watched a movie through this write. Great write. It's a life and everyone does pray to/for God when he gets trapped in trouble then i new light comes from behind and says you're not trapped but you got new ways to live... your life. Nice flow of ink.

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