Hope and a Prayer

I gave up praying

a long time ago,

now I just hope.

My prayers

were never answered

not even by the Pope.

Now when I hope

for things

I am not disappointed

when they fall through.

I’ve learned to accept

that there is no one

watching out for you.

Praying may work

for others and I have

no problem with that.

They might find solace

in kissing the ring

of a man

who wears a silly hat.

But if there is a God,

why are we killing

each other in his name,

what enjoyment does he get

and why are we all

not treated the same.

Deep down

I hope there is

a better life then this,

where we will be reunited

with the loved ones

we have lost.

That might make

some sense out of this life,

I just hope that

it will be worth the cost.

grayscale photography of people worshiping
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  1. As a born again Christian, I can assure you that HE does answer prayers according to HIS Will. Many of my prayers have been answered. Sometimes it takes a long time, sometime is so quickly that I feel truly blessed. I was Catholic for years but found my freedom with a true relationship with Jesus. Is not this you have? I am sure you have a relationship just do not lose the Faith. God knows what He is doing and is all for our spiritual growth. I need not tell you I am sure, I just felt the need to it.

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