My Final Poem

If I were writing the last poem I will ever write

I would say these things.

 

The first, I have lost my faith.

Not in Jesus.

Just in His church.

 

The second, I have lost my trust.

Not in faith

Just in our understandings.

 

The third, I have seen

God in the heavens

But I never saw it taught.

 

The fourth, I have stopped

Hating the Catholic church

Because they watch over me.

 

The fifth, I have stopped

Hating my Lutheran Upbringing

Because they taught me the core of the gospel.

 

The sixth, I have found

Baptists hold contemptible views

About the poor and needy.

 

The seventh, I have found

You can read the Bible every day

And still not know God.

 

The eighth, I have found

That people of other faiths

Have met God, and need to know His name.

 

The ninth, I have found

That Christians are Jews

And everyone else a gentile.

 

The tenth, I have found

Traditions often

Overshadow what any text will actually say.

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