Margaret Smith

Rookie (November 8,1990 / Fayetteville, NC, USA)

Habakkuk's Song - Poem by Margaret Smith

Based on the book of Habakkuk, in the Bible.

How long, my Lord, how long?
Do you not see
What they are doing to me?
Why must I carry this load,
Why must I travel this road?
Why me?
'Violence! ' I cry.
Are you even trying to hear me?
I'm surrounded, and this time I know
My fears aren't unfounded,
Answer me.

Do you really want to know?
Do you really want to hear what I have to tell you?
Do you really want to travel this road, carry their load,
Do you really want this extra weight?
They will destroy you (There, are you satisfied?)
They will destroy you (Are you hapy now?)
I will raise them up,
They will bring you down.

Why us, my Lord? Not me...
We shall be free
They are no match for me and you,
Why are you doing this?
We didn't mean it like this-
Why us?
'It's not fair, ' I cry, 'You're not even trying to hear us! '
You're killing us, and I don't know why,
Although we're worthless we are yours,
Answer me!

Are you sure you want to know?
Are you sure you want to hear what I have to tell you?
Are you sure you want to travel this road, carry their load,
Do you really want this extra weight?
Write it all down, so that all may see,
Write it all down, so the blind can read,
The arrogant will fall,
Their pride will bring them down.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 22, 2006



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