Burn Bitter

God’s name used to be honey. Thick. Sweet. A taste that settled heavenly on your tongue and pleased you to speak. You served ever grateful, just for the sip of his name as it uttered from your lips.

Now, it’s a tar. Too bitter – it puckers at your lips. The sludge of it clings and clogs in your throat, bubbles up when you try to speak. One little word, once a sweet balm within your mouth leaves acrid little ulcers along your tongue and spews out like bile to burn cracked lips.

Yet as you lay at Hell’s floor, looking up, up, towards that which you forsook, you speak it still. The agony of it burns just as the deathly aching cold of Hell burns. Will the bitter break and bring sweet succor back to you? You hope it does. You pray it, even if your prayers echo hollowly around you and there’s no one there to care, let alone to answer.

God… God…

He can’t hear you.

God… God…

And your gums melt away each time you say it.

3 thoughts on “Burn Bitter

  1. I’ve always thought that where organized religion goes wrong is painting everything in it as flawless…when we all come to understand with a little maturity that EVERYTHING humanity touches becomes flawed, but it doesn’t have to mean giving up on God (however you call Him– or Her?) The “loss of faith” that happens at the brink of adulthood sometimes isn’t recaptured for a long time… I think we do much better by ourselves and the creator when we realize any message given us has been tainted and spun by humans, and may have greater, more profound meaning that we are always free to search for ourselves…just keep mankind out of it, correct for personal prejudice and steer toward Heaven!

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  2. Hello! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this page to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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