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Should we still pray?

by 4revgreen


Do you hear me cry?

.

Sometimes I look beyond your cries

and stare behind your bright blue eyes

which is where I assume you fantasise

about our life after this biblical flood

about our life that will end with blood

.

But who's blood?

.

Is it that you are doubting this still?

And what deep pit of hunger that this will fill?

And who's life will be ended when we do kill?

How far will we have to run?

until we are under some distant and foreign sun?

.

But which sun?

.

At night I hear you screaming out

your voice growing hoarse from each sore shout

are you no longer feeling devout?

Are you starting to get cold feet?

About who we are inevitably going to meet?

.

But who will we meet?

.

Killing must feel good to God too

murder and sin and every taboo

what dark places his mind must run through

when he chooses what we deserve today

smiting the ones who do nothing but pray

.

Should we still pray?


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Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:31 pm
Honora wrote a review...



Hey 4revgreen!

So I'm going to start off by saying that I don't think God enjoys killing. Killing is such a harsh word for it too. Killing is more of a way of expressing murder. God doesn't murder us, does He? No, He takes us when we are ready. Death is just another fact of life. No one can escape it but who wants to? Could you imagine being in this world forever!? No thank you! God takes us away to bring us to a better place if we've followed His laws. If we haven't, we deserve Hell.

Sorry...Idk if that was offensive or anything but plz trust me when I say that I just wanted to express what I think about it...

Anyway, in general I really liked it! The questions that you asked were valid and relatable and not many people really write about them.
Once again, your writing has kept me entranced and I admire your skill in poetry writing. I know NOTHING about poetry so you can only imagine what my writing it would look like lol

Good job! :D
Your friend,
Honora




4revgreen says...


Thank you! I am not religious so have no explicit views on this topic myself but it was based off of a quote from the TV show "Hannibal" where they are discussing murder and he basically says murder is okay because God does it. It's not my views as I am atheist but i think it is just a matter of opinion!



4revgreen says...


Thank you! I am not religious so have no explicit views on this topic myself but it was based off of a quote from the TV show "Hannibal" where they are discussing murder and he basically says murder is okay because God does it. It's not my views as I am atheist but i think it is just a matter of opinion!



4revgreen says...


Thank you! I am not religious so have no explicit views on this topic myself but it was based off of a quote from the TV show "Hannibal" where they are discussing murder and he basically says murder is okay because God does it. It's not my views as I am atheist but i think it is just a matter of opinion!



Honora says...


Ok! :)



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Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:48 am
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Hai, I’m here to review! I think this was an interesting poem, I liked the questions you threw throughout it, to make the reader want to read until the end. I think the ending was pretty powerful, because you ended it off with a question. I really like when poems do that for some reason :3

Alright time for some critique:
One small thing I’m going to critique is your punctuation. You, technically, should end sentences with commas/periods (or other punctuation marks), this is so that it flows a bit better.
A last thing I’m going to critique is your capitalization, it tends (in this poem) to flip on and off randomly, and it just seems a little strange. A few simple tweaks, and this could be a pretty good poem you have here!

I’m sorry if this review sounded harsh at all, it’s not my intention. I think you have a solid poem here, and should definitely write more! Good luck with your future poems <3

-Alice




4revgreen says...


thank you so much! And don't worry about sounding harsh; everyone needs a critic!



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Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:43 pm
Dusk666 says...



It's really good except for the fact that i was reading it out loud and got really tongue tied cause I'm a dip. I loved it and would most likely recommend it to my friends if I had any.....



GREAT JOB!!!!!




4revgreen says...


I was gonna say "I'll be your friend" but then you'd just be recommending my own poem to me lmao. But Thank you so much!



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Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Anma wrote a review...



Hello @4revgreen

Wow, this is really good!

I love the name you have for it, it really attracted me to read it.
There are a few grammar errors but there not that bad.
I have to say i was very impressed by this poem. It said a lot, and the words really flowed amazingly. The emotion in it was good. The way you put it actually gave me imagery too.

You did wonderful!

Keep up the good work!

Sincerely
Anma




4revgreen says...


thank you!



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Louisiana15 wrote a review...



Hello! Louisiana here for a review! I found this very moving...

First, I noticed spelling error: "fantasize" rather than "fantasise" in the first 5-line stanza.

Next, I think you should be constant in what you capitalize and leave lowercase--it sometimes can be very distracting for readers who notice the smallest things...like me... lol

I love how you use the last word of the previous stanza to form the next question. It really shifts this narrative poem beautifully. But, I would like to point out that for me, the poem as a whole seems a little disconnected with the huge shifts. If one takes each question and stanza separately, it really is beautiful, but when shifting it just seems to me like it is leaping--but it could just be me.

I think your strongest stanza--because I couldn't really find a stanza that I found considerably weak--would probably be the last one. It brings the poem to a beautiful close and your diction truly was skillfully picked. Not big vocabulary, but everyday words that follow with a punch to the gut for the context. Also, the final stanza really does bring the whole poem together, so bravo on that.

Again, a really nice poem and very moving! Keep writing!

Louisiana




4revgreen says...


Thank you so much! I think word autocorrects everthing to the american spelling which is really annoying as I'm british so I will go back and change it to fantasise. Thank you again :-)



Louisiana15 says...


Ahhhhhh. Okay! My pleasure!




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