Something’s Missing

Isn’t serving God suppose to be a joyful affair?

What’s with this place, why is there no joy here?

 

Isn’t singing and praising God supposed to make you feel happy?

Then why does my soul often feel so crabby?

 

Shouldn’t there be love here, so prevalent and strong?

Then why does everything feel so wrong?

 

Why is my body here? But my heart does not belong

Why can’t I sing with joy in my song?

 

I know it’s not me because I often come here happy

But soon as I come here, my joy is sucked from out of me

 

I feel this place dimming my light

And I often wonder the cause of this plight

 

I’ve lost my glow and I’m not sure why

If I don’t leave this place soon, my soul’s sure to die

 

I’ll just be an empty shell, without a soul

Lost in the darkness; left in the cold

 

But that’s not what I want

That’s not my desire

I want my flame to keep burning

I want red-hot fire

 

Fire in my heart

Fire in my soul

To replenish the joy this place stole

 

So I must get away from here

I must leave soon

So I can continue to shine bright

Like the night’s lustrous moon

 

 

By | 2017-08-16T12:51:22+00:00 March 1st, 2012|Poems, Poems about "The Church", The Battle (Collection)|1 Comment

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  1. Mareya April 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

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