Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Yahweh Epistle



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 Yahweh Epistle


“God is the creator, not the manager.”--Sadhguru.


Father, brother, patriarch or king,

we will bend a knee and kiss the ring.

We stare at a sky full of a trillion stars,

gazing from the moon to Mars.

We hope and earnestly pray,

AllThatIs is more than just words to say.

We need it to be much more,

as we whine, sputter and roar.

We need a viable Creator, a God,

at the vertex, so that we can cod

-ify Creation, and make some sense

out of our lives, can recompense

for our dark side, and for the evil

we covet, hoping for a retrieval

of our higher self, reaching for forgiveness,

aspiring to be almost fearless

during calamity and illness,

able to find Christ in Christmas.


No man survives all alone,

just so much muscle and bone.

No, we need something or someone

to count on when all is said and done.

There is actually more than one path

to find You, and avoid your wrath.

Certainly You have more than one name,

and often we ask You to take all the blame

for the chaos and tragedy we suffer,

even though You made our spirit tougher,

and gave us courage to stay the course,

dispensing love and not using force.

Somehow we know that we are not the center

of the universe, and that You are our mentor.

It must be sad to believe in nothing,

with no friend to help us grieve.



Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at d'Verse Poet's Pub

8 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I absolutely LOVE this!šŸ’šŸ’ Such excellent pacing, tone and use of rhyme here, Glenn. Indeed, "we need something or someone to count on when all is said and done." You raised the bar with this one! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt!

indybev said...

Outstanding, Glenn. Truisms tucked in nicely.

JadeLi said...

I hope your sincere beseeching is met with a response that satisfies, Glenn.

Ingrid said...

'Somehow we know that we are not the center

of the universe, and that You are our mentor.'

If we are the centre of the universe, I think we are royally f-----d. That's the best argument for existence of God that I can think of! Although I admit I am put off by the idea of God as a Patriarch...

Kim M. Russell said...

Ambitious and epic, you really went for it and scored a golden goal with this one, Glenn. Yes, we humans ‘need a viable Creator, a God, at the vertex’ to make sense of things, but then some go and mould God into their own likenesses. Even though I don’t take part in organised religion, I have to agree that it must be ‘sad to believe in nothing, with no friend to help us grieve’.And I totally agree with Ingrid. I too m put off by the idea of God as a Patriarch.

Misky said...

Well, you've just completely blown me away with this. The rhyme! Sublime!

brudberg said...

I so admire you for going full in on the rhyme on this... the way you describe the way that having a God and Creator is the only way for things to make sense is really good...

Tzvi Fievel said...

Great conceptual poem about G-d, the universe and humanity. Very rich. One of my favorite lines: "we need something or someone to count on when all is said and done." Thank you.