i Stopped Singing Praises Today

i stopped singing praises today
dropped ten thousand covers over
my soul to bury myself alive
Who am i kidding?
prayer is a distant sun
i cannot get to
briefly the warmth of its hope
reached me and i chased it away
gravity won’t release me from this earth
the insistence to leave is a quiet whisper
to find a peace i don’t have to battle over

i stopped singing praises to God
and i gave into the spinesless urges
to follow the cowards off bridges
and to throw the blueprints
of their lives away
as a failed script
i have walked away
to take the distant paths
“Don’t follow me.”

i stopped singing praises to God
i woke up grieving
and the colors disappeared
grey formless clouds surrounded
blinding me to God’s creation
air lost its taste
breathing a useless waste
and i mourned with the sinners
who caused their own misery
their shameless cries for pity
not merited

i stopped singing praises to God
i stood in the lines of desperation
waiting for Oprah’s empty
words,
still i swallowed sadness internal
madness taunted
a sea of destruction swelled up
to disregard the pain
take anything sharp
Let Christ suffer some more

and the choruses of angels stopped mid-flight
when i stopped singing praises to the Lord

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i Stopped Singing Praises Today

Matty B. Duran

Joined July 2009

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“Who shall separate us from the Love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”
(Romans 8:35)

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are In-Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
(Romans 8:1)

When i stop praising God i feel miserable. TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!!!!!

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