Taken For Granted

Taken for granted.
The almighty power,
Our Creator has.
With a doing to believe,
This life blessed to get and receive...
Will be the only one we have.
To do to others,
As we please then leave.
Doing it freely without,
Being judged by unseen deities.
Observing to see,
Everything done we do.
The good, the bad and ugly too.

Taken for granted,
Are lessons taught to us to teach.
With a doing to dismiss,
What is said to hear...
Can be ignored to believe,
Unnecessary to all,
Who live to call themselves human beings.
Animated creations.
Given air to breathe miraculously.
No one self serving or obsessed with things,
Has yet made,
A bird to fly or chirp to sing.
Or water to drink to quench one thirsting.

And yet we take for granted,
This live we live to witness and testify...
Not one of us is immortal,
To survive independently.
Although there are many self righteous.
And accept they are entitled to be exceptions.
Unconsciously limited.
Living with minds restricted.
To a thoughtlessness permitted self inflicted.
Without it to expect,
God delivers...
Misdeeds back to those to return,
What had been given to get it back.
Whether or not,
Lessons were learned to earn...
That which should have been the obvious,
To observe with opened eyes to see coming.

'Everything we worked hard to get,
Overnight has been taken away,
By a storm,
We ignored but warned was coming.
Why would God do that to us?
To leave us left with nothing.'



To who and to what did you pray for to get?
How did you get those things,
In the first place?'

'We worked hard and prayed.
With a sacrificing everyday for years.
Until we were able to obtain,
A good credit score.'

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Written on June 03, 2023

Submitted by lpahtillah on June 03, 2023

1:51 min read

Quick analysis:

Scheme Axxbbxcbxxdee Axxxbxfgdfhii axxdjgaaxxckxxkji lxxiji xx xlxfx hxxx
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,692
Words 372
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 13, 13, 17, 6, 2, 5, 4

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