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Why Did God Cry?

Hallowed Eyes
Cast downward
From grey skies

Tears like rain
Washed away
All the pain

Why did God cry?

Gave us Life
Garden homeward
With no strife

"Try one little taste"
Serpent did say
We did not hesitate

Why did God cry?

Constant wandering
Listening still
Fools pondering

Sent his only Son
We all did kill
The Heavenly One

Why did God cry?

Sword of God did raise
Kill and destroy
All who did not praise

Never did learn
Always found joy
In ways to burn

Why did God cry?

Today the blood lust is strong
We blindly believe
In His name we do no wrong

Why does God cry?
You feel the rain?
See His pain?
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Submitted by JGisoCPA on September 05, 2015

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aba cdc E fbf xdx E ghg ihi E jkj lkl E mxm ecc
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 568
Words 117
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 1, 3, 3, 1, 3, 3, 1, 3, 3, 1, 3, 3

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