Where and Why?

Ken Painter By Ken Painter, 4th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

As I get older and my body weakens these are the things I think about. I can understand how a man like Job would feel like questioning God about his existence amid the Universe within the scope of things. I certainly do.

Where and Why?

Dear God . . .
My life has meant discovery, and up till now you’ve given me
A life so full of harmony with joy beyond compare
But now each hurdle that I find keeps breeding doubts within my mind
And burdened down, I feel inclined to slip into despair
In stronger times I would have fought this nagging feeling it’s all for naught
And chased this fear of being caught alone without a prayer

Why do YOU allow the Bad to reign the Good to bow
And why do so few see the seeds of truth and harmony
I wonder how can I explain the height of love, the depth of pain
I have no answers, only questions, mere suggestions . . . . .

Tell me why am I so frail, a prisoner of this form of jail
And where is it decreed that I should ache or I should bleed
I wonder how does one prepare for one’s demise, a strange affair
It is a riddle, quite confusing, and not amusing, so I cry

I want to laugh and sing with thunder, I want to run and dance on air
I want my world refilled with wonder, not empty, cold, and threadbare
Oh that empty! I can’t go there

Tell me why should there be tears as we grow wiser in our years
And where do people go who lose their faith, who lose control
I wonder how long must I stay in such a wretched state, I pray
That I can bear it as I grin it every minute that I die

I want to laugh and sing with thunder, I want to run and dance on air
I want my world refilled with wonder, not empty, cold, and threadbare
Oh that empty! I won’t go there

Tell me why am I afraid to grow above the standard grade
And what is there to fear should my path not be always clear
I wonder who of us can say that he has fought his best today
Now there’s a challenge for the taking, history making
Why not try?


For the inspiration and history behind the writing of this song follow the hotlink to Chapter 13 of my autobiography here . . . http://nut.bz/1dhp5xlt/

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God, Growing Older, Poetry, Poetry About Life, Wisdom

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author avatar Ken Painter
Retired Chicago public school teacher. Singer, songwriter, musician, author, & opinionated old curmudgeon. Married to my husband & living in Colorado, USA. Also a father & grandfather.

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