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Sally Plumb Plumb

(23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

Confrontation (Darfur)


I come to you
in anger, God
Why when constant
cries for help
are rewarded with
a scurge from Hell,
does no compassion reign?

Not all the servants
of your word
are sinners,
but are cursed by afflictions
worse than pain.
Desertion of hope -
bewilderment of eye
and births of babies
that gravely cry.

The foodless chain
of the spirit
that is unattended
by miracle,
and souls that shrivel
in the desert
of no future,
wait without limit.

Why do you roar
with volcanoes
and cry in floods?
Are you speechless?
Have you no blood?

Sally Plumb

Submitted: Friday, May 29, 2009

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  • Alf Hutchison (7/22/2009 3:43:00 PM)

    Sally...God is not only a God of love He is a God of great wrath as well and as Hitesh says He is in charge and we should not question Him...I used to get very angry with Him as well but not anymore... Fond Regards Alf (Report) Reply

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (6/12/2009 11:53:00 PM)

    yeah why you made this world? .................An eternal question.............No answer? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? and he is the boss and Boss is always rite............A Good Write (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (6/5/2009 10:36:00 AM)

    sally you are not the only one...with questions...they have arisen risen and fallen over centuies and decades gone by.... language is a barrier.. otherwise id refer you to read a great world renouned reformist muslim poet..honoured by the colonial brits too...he was himself inspired by the philosphy of
    Friedrich Nietzsche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche

    Allama Sir mohammad Iqbal
    two poems...SHIKWA & JAWAB E SHIKWA
    literally...lamentation & lamentation answered
    its interesting read if you want to do it ill search and post links

    as for this poem...its very good in as much as poetry goes.....
    the anger frustration and helplessness flows abundant....profuse and almost assumes haemorrhagic proportion.
    cheers (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (6/5/2009 3:13:00 AM)

    Questioning God and waiting for a miracle.... isn't it a sign of weak faith?
    A heart-dissolving poem, Sally.
    Regards
    Naseer (Report) Reply

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