verna ralph

Rookie (aug4 1949 / newport newfoundland)

A Letter To God - Poem by verna ralph


The beast has invaded my brother
Been in him for many years
He roams from city to city
To where I do not know
His home is the city streets

He was a kind generous man
Give the shirt right of his back
He love to go fishing
He did a lot of that
Brought it home in a sack

The beast sneaked up behind him
Carried him off somewhere
you, ll know him when you see him
He looks a lot like his dad
If he is dead or alive I cannot say

Please lord, cast the demons out
As you did in days of yore
A bottle of booze is his just reward
So the demons say
The beast within him reigns

Tell him I love him
Tell him I miss him
Tell him is children have grown
Tell him his sister as gone to heaven
Tell him to come home

You have the power lord
I do not
Cast out the beast lord
Bring him home today

Verna Goulding Ralph

Comments about A Letter To God by verna ralph

  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (2/13/2009 8:31:00 AM)

    yours this write is on behalf of many such grieving sisters, Verna...your sad lines weigh heavily down into reader mind...touching realistic write...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (12/20/2008 4:16:00 AM)

    I hope God has read this letter. Will reply soon as He does to every mail. His mailbox is always full of letters, e-mails, sms.....A very deep and meaningful poem indeed. (Report)Reply

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  • Philippa Lane (10/20/2008 2:31:00 AM)

    This is a very sad, incredibly moving poem, Verna. Alcoholism (the beast) is such an incredible waste of a person's otherwise lovely attributes. I hope the Lord listens... (Report)Reply

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  • Colin Jeffery (10/18/2008 2:36:00 AM)

    A very deep and moving poem that made me weep (Report)Reply

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  • Ershad MazumderErshad Mazumder (10/16/2008 10:56:00 PM)

    I am in conflict with my God. I shall set fire on his throne and will see him weeping with his angels (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 19, 2008

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