Dear God, Why?

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Dear God, I have a question to ask,
Why do you let my brother hurt me, this task?
I thought you were supposed to keep us safe and sound,
But when he's around, I'm lost and bound.

I know we're all your children, that's what they say,
But it's hard to understand in my world today.
Why does he tease and taunt and make me cry,
When all I want is to be able to fly?

I thought you were love, kindness, and grace,
But sometimes it feels like you've turned your face.
Do you see the tears that fall from my eyes?
Do you hear my silent, painful cries?

I don't want to be angry, I don't want to fight,
I just want to feel your presence, your light.
Please, God, help me understand your plan,
Why my brother hurts me, if you truly can.

I'll keep my faith and trust in your way,
Hoping for answers to come someday.
But for now, please hold me close and near,
And help me find strength to conquer my fear.


10/6/23 I decided to release this poem written when I was 12 years old. I’ve updated some of the
language but mostly it is as it was.