Lord’s Plea (A Psalm) : The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

a prayer for the oppressed …

Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “Wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:

15-02-28

Lord’s Plea (A Psalm)

Empty me out, now, O Lord!
Clear my table before you.
Scrapes the sins of my fellows from my flesh.

The weight of the world oppresses me.
The ghosts of the innocents howl at me so
That I do not sleep at night.
My bed is stained with their names.

Their cries suffuse my veins:
The poor, the downtrodden, the young;
The millions through the millennia.
They circle me.
They whisper, they cry, and they plead: Why?

And I cannot answer them;
Their faces of horror
At what has been done to them;
The murders of these innocents.
I fear that You, Lord, are a granite slab
and not a Living God.

But who am I to say;
I, who, cannot even sleep.

Randy Mazie

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “Lord’s Plea (A Psalm) : The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

Have some fun...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s