Why Did You Take Them?


They’re our children and friends

who faced an early end

Why did you take them, God?

Was it because they struggled so?

Many others have used drugs,

why did these ones have to go?

Why did you take them, God?

We all want to know

Was it because they shot drugs in their arm?

Was it too painful to witness their self-harm?

Or was it because they couldn’t stop

Your precious human flesh turning to rot

They were once so beautiful, created to win

Now dancing with the devil, living in sin

Did they call your name God?


Did they cry out for help,

down on their knees?

Why couldn’t you stop them?

Why did they have to go?

Why oh why God

We all want to know.

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  1. i would like to get permission from you to post some of these postings on my Pathway To Life Recovery Group. a Christ Centered Gospel Centered Bible Based Recovery Ministry in Tolland Ct. THANK YOU

    • Lorelie

      Hi William,
      please private message me on my Facebook page for further conversation.
      Best wishes!

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