Sunday, December 28, 2008


i put my hands over my ears

squinch my eyes shut tight

and scream

"for God's sake,


people, this has got to change

we can't take this any more

we're going to destroy ourselves

put down your guns

free your slaves

what happiness do we get

from the suffering of others?

oh, God! help us see

that it is in choosing

to suffer ourselves

rather than inflicting suffering

that we find what it is

to truly live


peregrinus said...

...but suffering? ...dying? That's too hard on my pride and self-righteousness.

Wow! God, help me believe and live this prayer!

"It is in dying that we are born to eternal life."

Josh N. said...

After ages upon ages of looking for utopia around the next elusive corner the violence continues...
I just recently stumbled across the blog. The archives are lotsa fun. Good stuff!