Poem: Where Was God?


Erasure Poem by Debi
Source Text: Lord, Where Are You When Bad Things Happen?


Photo Credit © Debi Taylor-Hough

You wonder
tough questions
You need help

You suffered.
Why?
Why the cruel unjust evil?

You doubted.
You wondered.

Such a question
would seem unholy.

Where is God
in the darkness of fear?

In a trembling voice,
Stop!
They didn’t.

Where was God?

Brutally exterminated.

Where was God?

Oppressive systems
ravage others.

Where was God?

These are the questions
many of us bury.

Where is God?

Are we afraid?
Do we fear the answer
we cannot understand?

The evil in this world
troubled human history.

Where was God?

Where is God?

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