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Why I don’t go into churches MAG

March 25, 2011
By Dewwagner SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Dewwagner SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
5 articles 3 photos 7 comments

Where do all of the sins go?
Do they just disappear?
Float up into the thin nothing?

Or do they sink down,
deep down,
into the earth?
Killing our planet
one water bottle at a time?

Or do they linger, for at least a short time
in the mortar, cracked and ancient,
Between the old bricks of a stained church.
Their heaviness felt, as I enter
their presence.

Caught in the labyrinth of turns,
finding themselves going in circles.
Just looking for an end.

Is there an end?
Just like life there are many beginnings.
Jutting up from the floorboards,
they have the chance to be anything.

Will this one,
the one I live,
end up finding its way
to the tip of the stained glass window?
Escaping through the filtered light,
it will continue for hours,



an eternity,

just pacing,

living a life with no meaning.

Until this old church is torn down.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Sep. 25 2011 at 6:52 pm
Dewwagner SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
5 articles 3 photos 7 comments
Thank you. :)

on Sep. 25 2011 at 3:42 pm
NobodyYouKnow BRONZE, Princeton, Massachusetts
3 articles 2 photos 32 comments
I loved your poem- and I can relate to it, too. Although I know many religions have their own answers, there is always that nagging feeling that if you slow down, all you have done will catch up with you. Keep writing, you are an amazing poet.

on Sep. 5 2011 at 9:55 am
Lilly3217 SILVER, Holly Hill, Florida
6 articles 2 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
The best time to plant a Oak tree was twenty years ago the second best time is today.

with you meli-meli 

MLStamp SILVER said...
on Sep. 4 2011 at 1:27 pm
MLStamp SILVER, Annandale, Virginia
8 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Thats what we all are. Ameteurs. We don't live long enough to become anything else. -Charlie Chaplin

I admire your honesty and curiosity. Although I don't think this question should keep you from going to churches. Even believers in Christ have questions and pastors are always eager to answer them!

imTSP BRONZE said...
on Sep. 2 2011 at 4:52 pm
imTSP BRONZE, Houston, Texas
4 articles 1 photo 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Sing A song full of love and inspiration. Make love to the music and shell feel loved when you use it."-Cal The Soul Purpose. "The mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste"-Cal The Soul Purpose. "The sexiest thing about a woman is her CONFIDENCE"-Cal TSP