HelpMe512

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Joined September 2019

"If I wait 'til my tomorrow comes, is the waiting all I've ever done?"
-Ben Platt

Message from Writer

"It's alright, it's okay. You're not a monster just human and you made a few mistakes,"
-It's Alright by Mother Mother

"One page of the bible isn't worth a life,"
-The Village by Wrabel

"A hundred bad days makes a hundred good stories and a hundred good stories makes me interesting at parties,"
-100 Bad Days by AJR

"With shortness of breath, you explained the infinite
How rare and beautiful it is to even exist"
-Saturn by Sleeping At Last.

"But there's a moment when you realize they're not superheroes or villains. They're painfully, unforgivably human. The question is can you forgive them for being human anyway?"
-Dry by Neal Shusterman

amen

February 4, 2021

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dear heavenly father

what kind of father leaves his children to the wolves?
what kind of father would have a divine hand but refuse to use it?
what kind of father would inflict suffering and call it our fault?
why would our father wait for us in the heavens and not care for us in our world?
why must we address this father as if he loves us?

give us strength to keep going

no, strength must be fought for with blood, sweat and tears.
strength is not a gift it is a reward.
strength is what we give ourselves when we decide to keep fighting.

and thank you for your mercy

did the armenians praise your mercy when they were silently wiped out?
did the jews who were tortured and beaten and killed thank you for your mercy?
are the children who are trafficked every day by evil men shown your mercy?
why do some get mercy but not others?

amen

the words are stale in my mouth as i contemplate them.
should i ever speak to god i would ask him these questions.
but until then i will find my own path to inner peace because god sure wasn't giving me any peace.
this is not an invitation to lecture me about religion.
this is simply a vent piece. i am not trying to offend any religion. just let me vent, and if you disagree you are welcome to leave.

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3 Comments
  • Ree Sethu

    Nice work! I actually enjoyed it a lot!


    24 days ago
  • jubileesong42

    hey there! love the quotes in your author's message. the one by wrabel is from one of my favorite songs, like you mentioned it's from The Village. This piece here was really interesting even though I don't agree with everything you said, these are really valid questions and it was so brave of you to lay it all out here, especially knowing that people could come after you for it, I guess? Maybe I'm just trying to say that I've had the same questions too, but I never said them out loud or wrote them down. There's one part, the last line, that I would change because inner peace and then the last word as peace feels redundant.


    24 days ago
  • bunnybeige

    I saw your footnotes. Have people on here lectured you about religion? That's just rude.
    Personally, I agree with everything you talk about in this piece. Great work.


    25 days ago