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Dear Church: Spoken Word

Dear Church: Spoken Word

A Poem by John Dennis Gillespie

Dear church,

Please forgive me for I am a sinner.

My faith sways like a child's swings on a summer evening.

Although my smile remains gleaming and my love is beyond reason.

I still change with the seasons and walk brave through the flames.

Chained to the names that Satan gave me.

Dear Church, 

I am a sinner.

I pretend I have the answers.

My answers create question and these questions become my obsession.

Lord, Am I being tested?

Am I dancing with the devil under midnight stars?

Romancing with a lantern believing I have the light, but really living in the dark.

Dear Church,

I am a sinner.

I could sing and cheer with you, my soul is still ugly.

I could shed a tear with you, but still feel nothing.

I could share my fears with you, but then you might judge me.

I just want to hear the bible say that  it loves me.

I just want the Christians to say that their loves free.

Because life is so rough and love is so comfy.

Dear Church, 

I am a sinner. 

So how can God want me?

"For all have sinned, and fall short of Glory."

So I wrote this as a page in my story

and shouted it off the mountaintops so no one we'll ignore me.

Dear Church,

I am a man seeking the truth.

We are all sinners.

Lord, let me be new.

Lord, I come to you.

Lord, let me be new.

We are all sinners.

Let us all come to you.

© 2013 John Dennis Gillespie


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this is a heavy write, and being someone who grew up in church- i understand it perfectly

this is great

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Added on June 8, 2013
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Tags: Religious, Christian, Spoken Word, Poetry, Poem