what god asks this?

what god asks this?                   September 5, 2016
i want to write hymns
prayers of joy and thanksgiving
but who can do this
while wearing the yoke
of men’s cruelty?
what god would want my praise
while my sisters and i
are ground to dust
under the feet of men
who claim to love us?
i can write no words of grace
with his lashes on my heart
and i can pen no calls
for your liberty
while you abuse me.
my people
are the world’s women
and we know god
like only the dead can
for you kill us
in our lives.

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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