A Lamentation

I wrote this from a different viewpoint in Christianity. The context in which individuals view God as a ruler on high and we are helpless and small. The rescuer and the victim. The father and the child perspective. This is not necessarily the perspective from which I see the source of our being generally, but this is a real human experience/emotion. So here it is

A Mothers Lament

How could you, oh lord, how could you
How could you let my child burn?
As a parent I try to understand you oh lord, up until now it has been the only way I knew how
But the day you let my baby girl experience one the most feared physical pains known to men until her untimely death I did not understand you at all

How could you, oh lord, how could you?
How could you let my child be raped?
Oh yee who sees all things, hears all things, and is always everywhere
How could you know it is coming, listen to it happening, and witness my child’s innocence stolen?

How could you oh lord, how could you?
How could you let my child see his father beaten to death?
That horrific event seared into his memory for the rest of his life as his father, engaged in a power struggle, is overcome and his pride stolen, why?

How could you oh lord, how could you
What is omniscience for, if not to know what your children need?
What is omnipotence for, if not to rescue the weak?
What is omnipresence for, if not to be there for the innocent?
I hate this about you oh lord, I do!
With every ability to act you do not save my children

Why lord, why?
After allowing my children to be burned, violated, and demoralized, will you then open your gates and comfort them?
I do not understand lord, I do not understand why I cannot protect my babies, and you just plain don’t

Give your power to the mothers of the world so that they may fulfill their desire to protect their babies!
So that we may have a song of victory lord, instead of a lament
So that we no longer have to cry out to you after our children have already been burned, violated, and demoralized
So that we no longer have to ask you why

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