Charlotte Ballard

My Child Choose Christianity Tonight - Poem by Charlotte Ballard

My child chose Christianity tonight
Even though she knows not the demands-
Or responsibilities that weights.
Such a blank check given to God
In return for his love to her.
I'd have rather she had waited a while,
So I could have taught her just
What the love Christianity has given me
And exactly what the cost it bears.
Christianity has given me
A whole new set of things to worry about-
Whether I'm praying enough or too much
'Let's not be like the heathens around us.'
Ten Commencements, Golden rule
Trust him without question. His will is
Best. Reincarnation, a trick or a lie?
The devil before us or is it behind?
New age, morality code, -this is right, no
Gray allowed.
Yet I know, it is not God who has failed.
But I, with my imperfect heart,
Loving in an imperfect way a
Perfect Father who desires and
Trains me for a perfect path
I never fit in. Never quite belonging, but
In this family, I've been adopted and
that is never wrong.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, October 10, 2011

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