THE NUN

SHE KNEELED IN THE CHURCH HER KNEES SORE
DIDN’T THINK SHE COULD PRAY ANYMORE
HER FAITH WAS NO LONGER AS IT SHOULD BE
NO LONGER SURE OF ALL OF THE MYSTERIES
THINKING BACK TO ALL THAT SHE HAD BEEN GIVEN
NOW THINKING THAT PERHAPS SHE WAS LIVING
THE LIFE OF A NUN WHO WAS NOW FINDING IT HARD TO BELIEVE
SHE SAT IN THE CHURCH AND TRULY STARTED TO GRIEVE
BEING A CHILD WHEN SHE DECIDED THIS IS WHAT SHE WANTED
SHE FOUND DURING HER LIFE AS A NUN SHE WAS HAUNTED
BY DOUBT OF ALL THE CHURCH HAD TO TEACH
LISTENING TO THE PRIESTS AS THEY WOULD PREACH
SHE SOMETIMES WANTED TO RUN OUT THE DOOR
AND NEVER COME BACK TO CHURCH TO HEAR MORE
SHE HAD FAITH BUT IT WAS THE HUMAN INTERVENTION
THAT SHE FOUND CAUSED HER SO MUCH TENSION
INSTEAD OF PEACE AND PROMISED TRANQUILITY
THERE WERE POWER STRUGGLES AND HOSTILITY
IT WAS A MYSTERY TO HER THAT A GOOD AND LOVING GOD
WOULD WANT HIS CHURCH RUN AND TURNED INTO A FACADE
THERE WERE PEOPLE HUNGRY AND STARVING IN THE STREET
BUT THE PRIESTS AND NUNS HAD SO MUCH TO EAT
THEY LIVED A LIFE WITH NO PERIL OR PAIN
WHILE IN THE STREET THE HOMELESS LIVED IN THE RAIN
THE NUN REALIZED SHE COULD NO LONGER LIVE THIS WAY
SHE TOOK OFF HER HABIT AND LEFT THAT DAY
CLOSING THE DOOR TO THE LIFE THAT SHE LIVED
REALIZING SHE HAD SO MUCH MORE TO GIVE
THE NUN

THE NUN

Sally Omar

Joined January 2008

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