Though some are moved by gratitude to pray
For what they see as “blessings” they’ve been given,
Their benefactor God will also slay
The disobedient whose souls aren’t shriven.
And what of all those innocents who die
From famine and disease in misery?
Is that beneficent? Would God deny
Their pleas? How good is such a deity?
No, I won’t pray to thank or to appease
A mystery that some personify,
And yet there’s something that my heart agrees
Transcends the known and answers to our “Why?”
It’s wonder, awe, amazement that I feel
Which makes me think this mystery is real.