Poetry

PAD Challenge: Poem No. 27 “Longing”

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is to write a poem of longing, a person longing for someone, a cat longing to get out, longing for love. The formatting didn’t work well on the Poetic Asides blog; I’m having some trouble getting it right here too, but at least it’s close enough.

“Longing”

Where is God?
I ask           I scream
I wonder    I despair
I sigh         I think
I bellow     I snivel
I mourn     I pine
I want to believe.
Oh Lord, I want to believe.

My eye falls on the good book.
I open it.
I look.