Because

Inspiration can come from anywhere. What inspired the form for this poem was a poem someone shared on the internet created by an eighth grade student. The content was inspired by 2 Samuel 12:15-23 and 1 Corinthians 15:55-57. It’s called “Because.”

because he is alive
I hold hope
I will pray
leave me to my sorrow
he will not
return to me
fear and grief
are always before me
for my guilt, my deeds
death is certain
for my life
for my heart
is empty
the grave
calls out for him
sin
my sin bid him come
my sin crushed him
a child
he came into the world innocent
he didn’t deserve this
my sin condemned him
he breathed his last
it is finished
death finally took him from this world
sorrow fills my heart
because he is dead

(now read it from the bottom to the top)

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