Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

I'M Afraid To Go To Church - Poem by Mary Nagy

I'm afraid to go to church
for fear of what they'll say.
What if I don't know the words
to join in as they pray?

I'm afraid to go to church
because I fear they'll know.
I worry that my ignorance
is all that's going to show.

I'm afraid to go to church
although I'm not sure why.
I think about it every week
but yet I never try.

I want to go to church.
I'm just so dang afraid.
I crave to enter the house of God
and share the life we've made.

Comments about I'M Afraid To Go To Church by Mary Nagy

  • Brian Dorn (9/10/2006 1:10:00 PM)

    Ironic how the very place inwhich we are taught not to judge others is the very place in which we fear being judged. Christians are not perfect, Mary.... just forgiven!
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  • (4/3/2006 10:37:00 AM)

    Mary, Luke 11,9
    Love From Duncan
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  • (1/3/2006 12:43:00 PM)

    I know what you mean Mary, I went to midnight mass on christmas eve (i'm not really religious) , couldn't follow what the guy was on about, didn't know the hymns, I tried my best mind! Moyax (Report) Reply

  • (12/30/2005 10:35:00 PM)

    I'm always afraid there no God, but I go to church because I believe in people being kind to each other, Mary, I believe in your kindness. (Report) Reply

  • (12/29/2005 10:50:00 AM)


    I don't think you should go in. Stay away from all those hypocrits. They'll make a sinner out of you. smiles

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  • Ernestine Northover (12/29/2005 10:41:00 AM)

    Read my poem, 'The Call from on High' and if that doesn't give you a laugh, and confidence to enter the Church, I'll be surprised. It's only a case of getting through the door, once there you'll be fine, and everyone else in there has problems, we all have, so they are no different from you. I love reading your poems they are so 'actual'. The real stuff of life. Great write. Love Ernestine XXX Your A M.XXX (Report) Reply

  • (12/28/2005 10:39:00 PM)

    hi Mary...thanks for the comment on my poem earlier. I was title searching through the list of poems that you have here, and noticed this one. So i read it...and i asked myself (for you) the most oviboius question 'Is it FEAR or is it your 'sixth sense' warining you? great visuals in your poems. gcs (Report) Reply

  • (12/28/2005 10:30:00 PM)

    I CAN SEE EVERY WORD, ALSO, YOUR NOT ALONE..........................NICE POEM, (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007

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