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II. A Soul in Anguish – a Poem

on March 8, 2022
(Artwork by Michelangelo)

II. A Soul in Anguish

by Dawn Pisturino


A soul apart from God
Is a soul in anguish,
Lost in the wilderness,
Out of touch with its own creator.
Like a child without its mother,
It cannot function on its own.
Creator and created: they are one,
Inseparable, indivisable;
And when one is lost,
All is lost.

I need my Lord, my God,
Every day of my life
To give me courage and strength;
To fight the invisible
Battle of life
And resign myself to death;
He IS Life
And He IS death:
I do not agree
With all He is or does,
But He is all, everything, there is.
I cannot argue
With His greatness
Or doubt His power and strength;
He may be wrong or right,
But He is,
And I cannot close my eyes to that.
The tall mountain rises into the sky
And I see His majesty before me;
The tiny flower in the grass,
And it is his tenderness;
Man may have proven to be
HIS GREAT MISTAKE,
But all else, at least, is perfect,
Fits into a logical order,
And intertwines beautifully
With each other.
Man stands on the outside of the puzzle
Seeking answers, seeking answers,
And making the picture more complicated.

God is good and He is bad,
He kills his enemies and makes
Innocent people to suffer;
He draws the darkness of night
Around the big, wide world,
And causes the sunshine to fall.

And I will fight Him as I love him,
And I will fight for what is right,
Unto the death,
       As He would.

Dawn Pisturino
1985; March 8, 2022
Copyright 1985-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.

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17 responses to “II. A Soul in Anguish – a Poem

  1. Jim Wingrove says:

    Great and interesting šŸ˜ÆšŸ˜Æ

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Timothy Price says:

    Beautiful psalm.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. utahan15 says:

    the loss is showing
    cost so growing
    nuts like jenny and her boys
    the toy shout and scream
    and it did seem
    mannion is right on
    prayer is from God
    and we send an echo
    to his star chamber

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I really gravitate to this poem Dawn…In the end…it is all perfect..and God is capable of loving and forgiving flawed humans.. something we rarely are capable of doing..Very powerful and inspired writing!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nancy says:

    Iā€™m thankful for His forgiveness, mercy and love, through Christ, not just once but over and over again. Powerful and thought provoking poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Girl Dawn, what a thought-provoking anthem. People have their opinions on who God is, but with the good and the bad that we see and experience everyday, He still reigns and so does His love, mercy, and grace! Thank you for sharing! šŸŒˆšŸ¦‹šŸ’–

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  7. Nowadays, if you are a university student, a thoughtful poet, a literary writer, a thinker, to identify yourself as a believer seems like a huge shame to them. Religious cannabis stories and myths give them an old archeological scent of mind-boggling stories.
    They want to say that religion is man-made, so religion means superstition, ignorance, anti-science. According to them, 95% of believers in the history of the world are unnecessary, useless for the world. Some of the so-called cheap sitting students have been for atheists. And when they see the bearded believers wearing hats and beards, they say that they have sold their conscience by eating the semolina of all religions. If religion somehow rises to the top, the world will see super villains like Rose Hitler’s Eugenics, Paul Potter’s Genocide Field, Stalin’s Red Army, Lelin’s Communism, Mussolini’s Fascism and their atrocities.

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