Alicia Suskin Ostriker

(1937 / Brooklyn, New York City, New York)

Psalm - Poem by Alicia Suskin Ostriker

I am not lyric any more
I will not play the harp
for your pleasure

I will not make a joyful
noise to you, neither
will I lament

for I know you drink
lamentation, too,
like wine

so I dully repeat
you hurt me
I hate you

I pull my eyes away from the hills
I will not kill for you
I will never love you again

unless you ask me

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  • (11/15/2016 6:06:00 PM)

    (Psalm - Poem by Alicia Suskin Ostriker.) Unfortunately this is how many feel toward the holy God. SMH. Lord forgive. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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