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To God's People

August 25, 2021
By oliviav05 GOLD, Grand Blanc, Michigan
oliviav05 GOLD, Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela


This is to the family of 5 

Who sits in the front row at church

And prays every night


Who attends every devotion

Every youth event

Every fundraiser


Who spends every waking hour

Talking 

Gossiping

Sharing useless information

Only used to harm someone else


Can I ask you

How does it feel?

Do you feel satisfied?

Loved?

Respected?


Did all that needless talk

All that harmful gossip

Did it do you any good?

Do you feel any better?


Or are you left

Just as empty

As you were before?


This is to the stay-at-home mom

Who works every waking hour

Cleaning

Cooking

Teaching


Who cares for her husband

Her house

Her children


Who sits in her room

With her phone in hand

Fighting with unknown people

On every social media handle imaginable

Saying nasty words

Sharing wrong information

Only used to harm someone else


Can I ask you

How does it feel?

Do you feel satisfied?

Loved?

Respected?


Did all that needless arguing

All that harmful talk

Did it do you any good?

Do you feel any better?


Or are you left

Just as empty

As you were before?


This is to the working-class man

Who fights every day just to keep his job

Who works endlessly to put food on the table


Who toils for his family

His home

His livelihood


Who walks down the street

And encounters someone who looks different

Acts different

Sounds different

And turns his head in disgust

An action only used to harm someone else


Can I ask you

How does it feel?

Do you feel satisfied?

Loved?

Respected?


Did all that needless disrespect

All those harmful glares

Did it do you any good?

Do you feel any better?


Or are you left

Just as empty

As you were before?


This is to God’s people 

His chosen ones

His messengers


The ones who attend every church event

The ones who care for their family

The ones who work endlessly


The same ones who 

Gossip

Argue

Judge


Can I ask you

Why can’t we love one another?

Why can’t we follow God’s most important commandment?

Why can’t we be His disciples?


This is to all Christians

The ones who need to change

The ones who want to change

The ones who will change


This is to God’s people


The author's comments:

I have recently noticed how broken the Christian society has become. Moved by my observations, I decided to put pen to paper and came up with this little poem :)


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 21 2021 at 12:49 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
67 articles 6 photos 1489 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

This is really beautiful...Keep writing...

Check mine out...Vote it if you like it...
TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/1144140/True-Love

oliviav05 GOLD said...
on Sep. 13 2021 at 9:57 am
oliviav05 GOLD, Grand Blanc, Michigan
19 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela

@EvelyneWrites Thanks :)

oliviav05 GOLD said...
on Sep. 13 2021 at 9:57 am
oliviav05 GOLD, Grand Blanc, Michigan
19 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela

@Lydiaq Thank you!!

on Sep. 9 2021 at 11:00 pm
EvelyneWrites PLATINUM, Arlington, Virginia
21 articles 0 photos 19 comments
this is amazing

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 9 2021 at 6:09 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

I don't mean it in a negative way; it's just that it puts so many things unspoken into words. Definitely adding this to my favs.

oliviav05 GOLD said...
on Sep. 9 2021 at 10:11 am
oliviav05 GOLD, Grand Blanc, Michigan
19 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela

Haha, I'm not sure if I should say "thank you" or "I'm sorry." Glad this invoked some emotion, though!

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 8 2021 at 1:13 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

I want to cry.