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Angry at God

**I wrote this poem some years ago. I’d forgotten I had it. Only recently when sorting through a bundle of A4 paper that had been in a corner of the room for ages did I find it again. It’s a little surreal reading something you yourself wrote years back. I think it bears the hallmarks of someone not quite used to poetry but finding it a useful vessel of expression.**

Here it is:

Angry at God

How could you do that I shouted at God

I hate you I hate you, you’re nothing but a fraud

It’s all so unfair and you never take the blame

If you had any decency you would feel such shame

But now I’m exhausted, my anger burned through

I don’t want to pray, want nothing to do with you

But when I look around at the alternatives on show

I see to my horror, there’s nowhere else to go

So I turn back to face you, a prodigal child

Reluctant and unwilling, emotions running wild

I sit and I cry, my face in the dust

And wait for the ability, once more to trust

You take all my anger and furious rage

Then wait till I’m ready, my heart to engage

And then when my fury has all drained away

You tenderly guide me, back home to stay

As I say, I wrote this some year ago. I can’t even recall what event in my life prompted these words, except that it must have been something I was angry at God because of.

Feel free to comment, or not.

Thanks for reading.

Norman Graham



6 comments on “Angry at God

  1. Lynda Alsford
    June 12, 2013

    I’ve felt like that before now. What I love about God is that allows us to be angry and just loves us through it.

    • Through Another Lens
      June 12, 2013

      Thanks Lynda. I agree, He never forced His love on me, He waited patiently until I was ready to turn to Him again of my own free will 🙂

  2. sanstorm
    June 12, 2013

    Great content – rhymes a little too tidy 😉

  3. William Ockham
    September 3, 2013

    This is lovely! I sometimes get angry with God too and am definitely not afraid to share it as part of my prayer time 🙂

    • Through Another Lens
      September 4, 2013

      Thanks for comment.

      I find it very liberating to be totally honest with God in prayer, especially when I feel unhappy with Him!

      He understands 🙂

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