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How Lord?

Alex is an active member of his church, a student of philosophy, and he has visited many holy houses of worship.

About The Poem

The poem has been inspired in part by Psalm 13 of the Holy Bible, and also by a recent traumatic event that has caused me to reflect on suffering. I have also been studying various considerations on topics relating to suffering from the Christian perspective. Without further ado, please enjoy the following poem.

"Carpet 2" Digital Artwork by Alexander James Guckenberger

"Carpet 2" Digital Artwork by Alexander James Guckenberger

How Lord?

How long will You permit injustice to stand without repercussion - rather reward?

How many days will You watch my women cry in agony and despair? Forever?

How often will You listen to the cries of your chosen people? Surely Your ears are better than the wolf's.

How much blood must be shed, until Your righteous vengeance will return evil for the compensation of your loving servants?

Oh, YHVH, you have been allowing my heart to be carved like a beautiful sculpture, bleeding with every stroke of the knife.

Surely my enemies will not rejoice forever. Surely my tears will be transmuted into precious jewels.

I know that Your will is for my betterment, though You generously hear my complaints when I scream in pain.

© 2022 Alexander James Guckenberger

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