I Have a Question?!?

I Have a Question …

Humble is the silence that understands the mess

The crafting of disaster in lines I will profess

The guidance of the lions, their spirits I possess

No more of thoughts come after, the heavens I caress


Confessions of a sinner, in penance I will sing

And in His house on two knees I’ll start by worshipping

The walls in there deliver, with young ones under wings

So to His house with new keys, orisons for the King.


A healer here, with both hands, and tools of sharpened stems,

within the shadows, waiting, where a soul requires hem

There are some withered notebooks, all cozied in the den

We still were debating the notion to free and study them


Tis true I am no preacher, nor teacher of the temple

Absurd the notion studied, of the true and perfect vessel

Incapable of malice, a being made so special—

and no man or no feeble god, can understand that level.


Omnipotence is primal, through lessons taught and learned

Successful was the plot point of the wrathful demon turned

Returned where its survival, is none of our concern,

We overlook that error because of how it’s termed.


There is no line dividing, no nascent good or bad

If your bible tells you something, one God is all we had.

The devil was the notion, of the angry God unclad,

And like a plague upon us, became a growing fad.


So storytellers far and wide, would spin a wicked tale,

how the devil was our dear God’s first and worst blue whale.

The question I need remedied is not of how He fails,

But why the devil gets a place to hold us when we fail?


His creation was a weakness, a weakness born of wrath

If I am proven to be wrong, then right the ship on my behalf

I understand the purging, but do not get the math,

If that is God, the only God, then perfection is his path.


So humble in the deafening hush, the chaos is the test,

To understand the maker’s mark and fill in all the rest

I guess to balance good and all, to evil this behest

And God should then apologize for the evil he suppressed.


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Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

4 thoughts on “I Have a Question?!?

  • November 15, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Why indeed? Good question, Paul. I always felt that hell is of one’s own making. I used to wonder why, if we fail, can we not ask forgiveness and be taken to God’s home to learn the error of our ways? I now believe that we live many lives until we obtain a level of perfection. Maybe the devil’s place is life on Earth.

    Your very well-penned piece sure opens the mind for deep thoughts. Well done, Paul.

    • November 16, 2019 at 7:22 PM

      Thank you phyllis I’m glad you enjoyed this one. I always have an uneasy feeling when I write about religion, I do believe in a higher power and I do feel there is something special for us after we pass on from here, I always questioned the reasoning from God. Like why would you create a devil even if it was once part of Him, why wouldn’t you just get rid instead of equaling the playing field? Why is it a baby can be born with cancer already eating its insides away. Not fair in my eyes. Just a lot to question in my opinion.

  • November 17, 2019 at 9:31 AM

    Incredible stanzas here. I am reminded of the great philosophical poets of the past. Your rhythm, at times, was spot on. I graduated from a Private Catholic University, we still had Nuns walking the hallways, where we were required to take a certain amount of theology courses. Theology, the study of the belief in one God, requires constant questioning of our faith and examining of the world around us. I think that at certain times and with certain faiths the importance of examination and questioning is key. Yet at other times and with certain faiths the act of questioning is frowned upon. Interesting to think about thank you for your poetry. Jamie

    • December 1, 2019 at 5:40 AM

      Thank you so much Jamie. I had a few friends that went to Catholic school and they said the religious study classes were the hardest to stay awake for. Lol. I think the unwavering loyalty thing is where religion turns me off, I am a curious person in general so if I’m being told not question certain things, the first thing I am going to do is question them. Guess that’s just me. Thank you again for your comments.


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