Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Get Up Off Your Knees - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

When I then let go to let God,
Take from my hands...
Reins I held too closely to control,
Every movement made...
I believed I could command.
The faith I thought was strongly felt,
Wasn't there at all.
Until I fell to my knees to crawl.
And I heard a 'voice' say to me,
'You have a choice to stay here...
To weep as long as you please.
But keep this remembered,
Weeping on your knees...
To then appease ME with a crawl?
Has been your choice to make.
And if you'd like...
I can find for you a thick brick wall.'

Whaaaa...?
But God wouldn't want me to hurt myself.

'You're right.
However...
You are making this choice.
And I am here to grant wishes.
Now...
Would you like that wall,
Re-enforced with steel?
Or should I double up on the bricks? '

And that's when,
I knew my faith took second place...
To an ego I no longer needed to use.
God?
Please take control of my life.

'Get up off your knees.
You folks believe I should be doing,
EVERYTHING for you.'

Topic(s) of this poem: faith


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 28, 2015


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