James B. Earley

(5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

A Belabored Chat....With God

Please know my faith has never wavered
Still there are questions just as strong
When...and..where...or if.....ever
Our best interest..with You..belonged

Was four hundred years abject enslavement
….Simply my Ancestor's…intended loss
Perhaps some secondary….rendition
A latter day's coming…of Calvary's Cross

Though our labor built this Nation…
Remunerated nary..one single dime
….In Your wisdom tell me frankly
Was criminality..Your state of mind

Now if it was…explain precisely
That I may spiritually understand
As I'm convinced…'Mysterious Ways'
….Indeed our lot…to comprehend

And so…I go…..in quiet wonder
Await enlightenment…I hope to come
As yet..I've known no earthly answers
…Except….cynicism….the likely one

Submitted: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Edited: Saturday, August 09, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Belabored Chat....With God by James B. Earley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Calm, Arno Le Roux
  2. Wing Of Thoughts, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Lady Fire, Arno Le Roux
  4. Memories, Arno Le Roux
  5. Burning Up, Arno Le Roux
  6. A Warm Hand, Arno Le Roux
  7. The Hug, Arno Le Roux
  8. Make, Aparna Chatterjee
  9. Banking For Keeps, Arno Le Roux
  10. Fibonacci: Hope, Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel ..

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon


Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Hedgehog, Paul Muldoon
  10. Being With You, Heather Burns

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]