Shelly Hottell

The New School Prayer (This Poem, Written By A 15 Year Student In Arizona Received An A+. - Poem by Shelly Hottell

The New School Prayer

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy, ' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
It's scary here I must confess,

When chaos Reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot;
My soul please take!


Topic(s) of this poem: bible, religion, school

Form: Free Verse

Comments about The New School Prayer (This Poem, Written By A 15 Year Student In Arizona Received An A+. by Shelly Hottell

  • (4/8/2018 12:21:00 PM)

    so sad, please pray for our children our students. This should Not be. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/25/2018 5:10:00 PM)

    Maranatha (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2018 6:57:00 PM)

    Religion is your OWN PERSONAL BUSINESS, practising the GOLDEN RULE, is EVERYBODYS' BUSINESS. (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/30/2015 9:51:00 AM)

    A nice write Shelley. Thanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 1:08:00 AM)

    Nicely written, Shelly. Although I believe the law is a good one. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 29, 2015

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