Is Jesus Listening, and If So,
by scott from jail

I never know what to think these days,
Or how...

In way too many conversations recently
Strident to the core yet
Trying for silence
I find myself sticking up for a God?
No one seems to want.

Wasn't He there in jails?
In arrests?
And where were they,
The nice ones humming all about it -
I'm ok, You're ok,
But nowhere to be seen when handcuffs came out
And riot gear surrounded -

Is Jesus listening?
Am I doing anything right these days?
And these arguments -

We are in Iraq -
Killing, wasting, levelling
All to the sound of lies
Whilst the hymns of my understanding seem ever fainter ...

Amen? With a question mark?
What sort of "Amen" is that?

Is Jesus listening to these sounds
Of bombs, coming in from churches
Leveling Iraq in His Name
And if so
Does this fit the big celestial plan?

Amen? With a question mark?

And what to put in its place?
A non-question mark?

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Published: 12/23/10   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem