John's Story

aliciasummers56 By aliciasummers56, 20th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A poetical story of a boy who finds God in his pain

John's Story

Most people find John annoying
He seems to be just a boy in a grown-up world
They mock him, they laugh at him
Cause he's always saying things that they've never heard


Things like love and commitment
Being hand in hand
Things that none of the people
Can seem to understand


And they think that its odd that he
Writes in his diary
Everyday
If they'd look closely
Only then would they see
The things he has to say


He says


"Father, forgive them,
They don't know what they do to me
And though I can't feel you
I know that you're holding me
Show me a sign that this isn't in vain
And while I'm waiting, Father, please forgive them"


Today was the worst of all days
All of John's so-called friends up and ran away
Leaving him with nothing to say
Like a stab in the back, a slap in the face


So much for love and commitment
He thought that he had
What about loyalty
Did they not understand


So he writes in his diary
Then picks up the book he reads
Everyday
And the man in the story
Is sentenced to death. As he
Looks there's not one friendly face


But he says


"Father, forgive them,
They don't know what they do to me
And though I can't feel you
I know that you're holding me
Show me a sign that this isn't in vain
And while I'm waiting, Father, please forgive them"


And the tears, they came down
And John's knees hit the ground
For the first time, it seemed, he cried out loud


He said


"Father, forgive me,
I know now what you did for me
I finally feel you
I know that you're holding me
I realize that this isn't in vain
Thank you for waiting, Father, please forgive me"


The next day went by in a hurry
All John could think of was the truth he had learned
In his heart, and the laughter remained
But now things were different, all he could say


Was that he wished they'd feel the love he had
That real love could be found
And as the people walked away
John knelt back on the ground


And he prayed


"Father, forgive them,
They don't know what they do to you
I hope one day hearing me
Will open them to hearing you
Let your light shine in me, so they see your face
And while we're waiting, Father, please forgive them"

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author avatar aliciasummers56
I am 18 years old, and I absolutely love to write. I really could just write about everything, but personal issues and experiences are easiest for me.

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