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Can you hear all the cries?
Can you see the pain?
Does any of it reach you?
Through the lies and fingers pointing blame?

I opened my eyes
And saw a world full of fear
How can you watch from on high
As I lose all that I hold dear?

I'm down here on my knees
Begging you to hear my prayers
Just need to know that you're still there
Listen as I call your name so please tell me
Do you see my tears?
All I've ever wanted was your love
And to rest under the shelter of you wings

Blood stained pages full of words old as you
Cities falling and children crying
Tell me is this what you wanted us to do?
Are you watching as all mankind is dying?

Will you open your eyes?
Will you see all the pain?
Will you just stand by?
Are all the prayers in vain?

Please, I'm begging you
Take a moment and look
See those of us who still need you

Can you hear me?
I'm calling out to you
Can you see me?
I'm still right here
And I still want to rest
Beneath the shelter of your wings
Okay, this is techincally not a school assignment.

I wrote this after the first time I watched the movie Legion and only recently found it again and felt like sharing it with the rest of my stuff.
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Refugnic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not exactly familiar with the movie 'Legion'...okay, I plain out haven't seen it, end of story.

This sounds like the prayer of a desperate person, crying out to god in the hope of all the pain and agony finally ending.

But you see...god imbued us with free will. That he isn't intervening, doesn't mean he doesn't care. (At least I believe so)...but that he still believes in us. That he thinks, that we'll somehow manage to pull through...on our own.

And if everything...and I mean everything...goes down the drain...I guess it will be him who mops up the remains.
Maybe he could save us...but at what price?
What would it take for this world...our world...to be saved?
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LJ-Todd Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a fairly good movie with a different take on the "end of the world" thing. God has become fed up with humanity and orders the angels to destroy them. Only the archangel Michael refuses to follow through on this order, he believes that there is still hope for humanity, and he rebels in an attempt to save a pregnant woman because the baby she is about to have is the only hope humanity has.

I wrote this to be from the POV of one of the humans fighting along side Michael to save the woman and her baby. I wanted to try and show how helpless they must have felt, knowing that God no longer cared about humanity and that their world was falling apart all around them and there was so little they could do.

In the movie Michael says, refering to God, "You gave Him what he asked for..." (talking about his fellow angels blindly following orders) "...I gave Him what he needed" (showing God that humanity was worth saving). I'd like to believe that this is most likely what would have to happen in such a situation. If God ordered the destruction of mankind, mankind would have to fight to show him that we were worth saving.
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Refugnic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, I know that quote. I don't know from where...but I know it.

Also...does this movie refer to the biblical exorcism in any way? (Where Jesus Christ asked the name and the response was: 'My name is legion, for we are many...'?)

And...you say a different take...then what is the usual take? Lucifer rises from banishment and wipes out the world?

I've once heard one interpretation, which seemed somewhat...interesting.

Lucifer wasn't banished because he did something 'wrong' per definition.
In this interpretation, god asked his angels to love the humans more than anything else...even more than him.

But Lucifer refused...and was banished for disobeying.

In another interpretation, he tried to overthrow god and take his place, but who are we to say what's true, right? :)

But yeah...tell you what, something like that SHOULD happen...maybe not as extreme...but if humanity was given one common enemy...then they could finally put their differences aside.

Ah yeah...you mentioned a baby...an unborn life...now, if god really didn't care about humanity at all...why'd he give them a chance to fight? Why'd he allow a baby to be born...heck, allow it to be conceived...which can foil his plan?

From what you told me, I think the movie isn't about god forsaking humanity...but it is about showing the humans: 'I CAN be mean too. AND I'm still there. Pull yourself together. Or else...'

Something similar already happened too.
Last time, it wasn't a baby being born though...but a boat being built.
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LJ-Todd Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't refer to exorcism no. But there is angelic possession of weak willed humans.

As for the different take, most "end of the world" films focus on humans being the reason or natural causes. And yeah, when it is biblical in reason, it's usually because of Lucifer rising and destroying humanity.

I've heard both interpretations of Lucifer's banishment and have to say, in my opinion, that it seems more likely that he refused to love humans over God. I mean, he's technically God's son and God is telling him to love something more than him. I don't see how that would have gone over well.

I never figured the film was about God forsaking humanity, just merely becoming tired of how humans were acting and what they were becoming. He just needed to see that, when they were thrown into such a crisis, they would be capable of redeeming themselves on their own. That at least some of them would be able to rise above what was happening and show him that they weren't completely lost.
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Refugnic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's basically what I said, isn't it? :)

And yeah, I also think the one with Lucifer loving his father more than the humans is the more likely story.

After all you don't hate a species for no good reason.
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BornOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Wow - this is great. Permission to ship off to my friends via email? (With due credit to you, of course)
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LJ-Todd Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you liked it. Feel free to share it with your friends just remember to credit me :)
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BornOfTheMoon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
But of course. ^^
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Archangel---Michael Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
I think it will be great song to the accompaniment of guitar. ^ ^
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