A Letter to God

By Damien

​Talked to a man I know the other day
​a quiet, gentle man, of unquestioned faith
​the look of sadness was etched on his face
one of his son's has cancer, in the 4th stage
I had little or nothing to say
still he prays
Why?

​How can there be a reason why
countless sons and daughters have to die
Is heaven indeed a place above the sky
Did God send his only son to be sacrificed
Why?
​too many tears to be cried
​is anyone truly listening
or is this just senseless wishing?

​Can you even comprehend the pain
how can he watch as his children are slain
hateful crimes
babies die
​yours and mine
not enough to eat
people living in the street
children are abused
there is no excuse
we trusted you
​Why?

Talk about faith
​but no promises are made
they talk about your will
does that give you the right to kill
they say it's in your hands
help me understand
It's not for me
I don't believe
I gave up on you years ago
I accept my fate
​for the mistakes I made
here today, gone tomorrow

My father went to your house every Sunday
​he honored, gave thanks and praise
​wasn't that enough?
you still took the person he most loved
sometimes when it's quiet, I can still hear that man cryin'
​as we watched in horror, my mother dyin'
Why?

Why is there famine and disease
​violence in our streets
war and pestilence
​pedophiles and incest
women sell there bodies for a shot in the veins
​and the man who speaks for you was convicted of rape

I won't beg or plead
​you won't find me on my knees
If you do exist
answer me this?
WHY?


 

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Published on Thursday, December 22, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Damien On Saturday, June 29, 2019, Damien (198)By person wrote:

    First, I am truly sorry for your loss. I did not lose a child, one of my closest friends did. We don't speak any more, he is not the same man he once was, how could he be? I wrote this 2 years ago around Christmas because a co-worker's son was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He is a deeply religious man and didn't deserve such pain. I am happy to report that his son is now in remission. I couldn't be happier for any one. I lost my mother to cancer 4 years ago and all of these things inspired this work. I thank everyone for reading, responding and DP for the honor of Poem of the Day.

  • 13sonsofgod On Saturday, June 29, 2019, 13sonsofgod (786)By person wrote:

    Damien,, I have ask these same questions many years ago, and shared the same loss, and hear ache's. Yeah even the loss of my only son... He was only. 28... And my heart has broke every single day since his death, for the living are left to suffer... And no parent should ever have to bury their children. Yeah, death has taken everything my heart has ever really cared for.. Even animals that I have loved as family...so truly I understand your words here, and know of your sorrow... But if I may. I will share what I was showed...first let me say that I am not one who believes in any of the so named religions that man has made, and never shall, yeah, I am about the darkest soul that God has ever breathed his life into, and from this darkness I will share the truth, and not a lie from man..for even in this darkness, we know there is but one God, and one saviour, Christ, Jesus.. And that the demons tremble at his name.. It was not Gods plan for anyone to die, but one, his son. We , man, brought all of this on himself when he sined against God in the garden of eden, yeah death has come, a judgement against the sin of man, for the wage if sin is death..now dobi agree with this, fuck no ! This is why God sent his son, Christ, to die as a sacrifice for every sin that ever was or shall ever be by man. And look what man did to him, man at his most evil best ! Yet God watched in horror as his son suffered a horrible death on the cross. Damien, it is not my intention to preach here, but to just give you the truth from the pits of hell ! For there is not one demon here that I do not hold his hand... But at least here there is the truth ! Something you won't receive from ( most) men. And we assure you there is a place called hell ! As also a heaven, for those who just believe that Christ is the son of God and came to die for the sin of all that he might stand beside God again. A place I shall never know, but I have gave you truth, yeah God knows of every child that has suffered at the hands of mans evil sickness, and forced his sick shit on, especially children, for they truly innocent ! And knows of every soul that suffers a horrible death as cancer, as his suffered his own sons death , for not one sparrow falls to his unknowing, we brought all this on ourselves, now let me finish by saying, what ever we die with we bring with us, be it heaven or hell, our choice, yeah our fucking choice ! For we are born but to die, we cannot escape this so live for every breath, and choose your path.. If you have a chance Damien, read my write titled, Sin in heaven, and my your God bless and keep you, truth you have received from this darkness.... Damien, make your own choice, walk your own path as I, either way we will end at the same place, yeah, the feet of Christ...even we demons, yeah even their lord Lucifer.....again Damien, wonderful , and heart felt , in truth write !!!!!!!!!

  • Damien On Saturday, June 29, 2019, Damien (198)By person wrote:

    There are no easy answers but ending your life would, in theory, end the pain. Perhaps the after life will offer something better. This piece was inspired by actual events, when you are hurting, suffering and at your absolute lowest...you want answers. Why? Why me?

  • Smiles On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Smiles (58)By person wrote:

    Why do people feel so fucking helpless that they feel the need to put a gun against their head? Why am I so empty inside?

  • Alectozere On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Alectozere (14)By person wrote:

    This should be read by more people, thank you for this. You could put into words what many people (including me) cannot really express directly, and to be honest, I also would like to ask him.. why?

  • LyricalPheonix6 On Friday, June 21, 2019, LyricalPheonix6 (15)By person wrote:

    I felt this so deep I stopped to read every bit of this. I can relate to all of this, thank you for writing.

  • A former member wrote: This is a very honest piece that asks hard questions. One of the men who had helped me to find answers to these questions, answers that, while not easy to hear, are not trite but weighty and thought provoking, is R.C. Sproul. He founded Ligonier ministries, and if you are interested the resources are well worth your time.

  • Void Vortex On Thursday, January 26, 2017, Void Vortex (321)By person wrote:

    That second stanza... could pass as a defence from the devil's advocate himself. A much shunned, but substantially chord striking question. ...and I'm guessing it's one of those vague riddle-like rhetorical answers. Interesting piece. :-)

  • Damien On Monday, December 26, 2016, Damien (198)By person wrote:

    Thanks Mo, the first part of this is actual experience. A man I work with has five kids and his oldest has stage four cancer. I have five kids and none of them are expendable. I felt so bad for him and this is what came out. Thank you all for reading

  • molock On Monday, December 26, 2016, molock (323)By person wrote:

    Damien my friend, Jesus Crist couldn't have said it better him self, as he died on the cross he cried out ' father why have you forsaken me '. this is the Holy Grail the master piece every writer wants to write. in my opinion this is your best work. for what its worth, here's my 2 cents on this complex issue. I'm not a religious man, however I do believe in a creator and it could be the one talked about in the Bible, but this is where I start getting confused. I believe that there are traces of what ever force created this reality written about in the Bible. with that being said, I think that somewhere along the line the bible was re-written with satanic influence there's a lot of blood sacrifice in the old testament not to mention there seems to be an obvious effort to make god look foolish and nonsensical which crates conflict with others as well as our selves. I feel if the Bible were written by god and those speaking thru him it wouldn't be that way. you are the best man, I pale in your shadow. hope you guys are all good, peace. mo

  • Iron Blood Orphan On Friday, December 23, 2016, Iron Blood Orphan (11)By person wrote:

    Whence cometh evil? Many people become atheists on this exact same issue.

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