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“There’s No Such Thing as Monsters?”

“There’s No Such Thing as Monsters?”, Michael N. Johns, 4/28/2016

If there weren’t wars and man-made hate,
Could scientists eliminate
Diseases, famines, and create
Utopia?  We could all live
In harmony, and we could give
Attention, then,  preemptive,
To nature’s uncontrolled horrors.

By consequence, we’d intervene
When earthquakes shake and make a scene,
When tidal waves, floods unforeseen,
Or drought disrupt, or volcano
Erupt, or crops refuse to grow-
We’d share with people we don’t know,
Like foster family sponsors.

Alas, there’s war, hate, selfishness,
Rape, murder, robbery, it’s a mess!
Adding to pains and natural stress
Add greed’s victims held in the sway
Of life-crippling debt to pay
And then you still would try to say
“There’s no such thing as monsters?”

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The Waiting

The Waiting, 5/10/15, Michael N. Johns

We’ve all heard of Moses and Israel, crossing the red sea,
We’ve all heard of Daniel, how his friends faced the fiery heat,
We’re in the darkest night, striving to follow, it’s hard to see You.
Waiting and watching, fearing Your timing, Are Your promises true?

Let Your glory cover the heavens!  Let Your praises fill the earth!
Let our pounding hearts be silent before You, held in awe of Your worth!
Though we fear what we see,
Help us wait patiently,
Your promises are true.
Your promises are true.
Help us to trust in You.

We all see the evil in the world just growing: Wars, and no harmony
We all see the storms, earthquakes and wind blowing.  Why do You watch silently?
We’re in the darkest night, our prayers feel hollow, it’s hard to see You.
Waiting and watching, fearing Your timing, Are Your promises true?

Let Your glory cover the heavens!  Let Your praises fill the earth!
Let our pounding hearts be silent before You, held in awe of Your worth!
Though we fear what we see,
Help us wait patiently,
Your promises are true.
Your promises are true.
Help us to trust in You.

We are weak!  Strengthen us!
We’ve fallen! Raise us up!
Come save Your children, O God!

Though we fear what we see,
Help us wait patiently,
Your promises are true.
Your promises are true.
Help us to trust in You.