Letters to God

Am I allowed to believe in you and know you as I desire.
They tell me you have created good and evil as fixed constructions.
But it is resting between both where I witness my own mind and know you.
I must be a friend of your glorified angels,
wavering between mystery and truth, fear and understanding.

Am I allowed to question what I see,
watch the layman’s grief and hope for a different ending.
Periodically revisit ghosts and memories.
Play like a child along a wall of rocky expectations,
stepping forward only to revert to the same mistakes.

God, can I pray for peace for myself and for the world?

Or am I only a fool.

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About Kate Houck

Educator. Human. Poet. Seeking truth through experience.
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16 Responses to Letters to God

  1. jacobemet says:

    I love the innocence in this. Great piece.

  2. borncarmona says:

    If you’re a fool, so am I.

  3. sheldonk2014 says:

    At this point there is no such as the fool
    It’s the ostrich syndrome
    As always Sheldon

  4. 5h2o says:

    Love the anger and frustration in this! Yet it all holds together so tidily. Nice.

  5. JC says:

    This is simply wonderful… You’ve got me asking these questions too.

  6. The most important questions, raised with such clarity and eloquence.

  7. Mirja says:

    “Play like a child along a wall of rocky expectations,
    stepping forward only to revert to the same mistakes.

    God, can I pray for peace for myself and for the world?

    Or am I only a fool.”

    No Kate, you are not a fool.:)) Those who never made a mistake have not
    played nor created. Go on, pray. I will join.

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