Is there more than one way to God?


The path that leads to God,

I will tell you true,

Started from my Mother’s home.

But this path may be too long for you.



Why not start from your home?

We can join along the way.

And the intersection where we meet,

Is not for others to say.



Of course there are many paths to God.

There are many paths to take.

Let’s just get on that road.

The path is not the path we make.



Each is born in their spot.

And God sits way up high.

And we below can never see,

The trails that brought us nigh.



It’s impossible to pass,

Through God’s Heavens' Gate,

Carrying an iota of baggage,

Out-weighing love with hate,


The best that you can hope for,

When you reach your final day,

Is a traffic snarl, a bottle-neck,

And what seems an eternal delay.



Ours’ is to care and share,

All that we all bear,

And part of our journey, surely,

Is to help our brothers There.



It is not for you to say,

That we have lost our way.

And our paths may cross again,

After that Judgment Day.



We may just have some tears,

And perhaps we’ve not slept,

From very trying years,

And vows that went un-kept.



We must get our footing,

And watch our every step.

Or else all will be lost,

And just more tears are wept.



The path that leads to God,

I will tell you true,

Started from my Mother’s home.

But this path may be too long for you.



Hold fast and tight!

Just weather the fight.

God will make it right.

When we step into that Light.



Every twisted turn.

Every crash and burn.

Keeps me on the path,

To know all that I learn.



Don’t assume your route is mine.

Because we briefly intertwine.

You have no idea.

How my path may wind.



Follow your own heart.

Don’t assume that I am lost.

For I have heard God’s call,

And I’m prepared to pay God’s cost.



As to the American Indian,

Who turned the other cheek,

All the Earth must return,

To God’s chosen people, the meek.



I will walk my path.

Of you I will not assume.

My path started with my Mother’s prayers,

While I was in the womb.



“Dear God!”

She cried from her broken knees,

“Lord take my child,

And use him please.”



Neither spared the love.

And neither spared the rod.

For there’s no greater purpose,

Than to serve a benevolent God.



So don’t tell me,

That my God, I will never please.

For I’ve seen my mother pass all others,

Praying on broken knees.



My journey began before I was born,

Inside my Mother’s womb.

And I will walk my path,

From the cradle to the tomb.



There’s only one way to God?

As we all start from another place?

You might start from another world,

But take a heaping of God’s Grace.



~Micky Dee~



There is no greater law than the law of the Golden Rule.

Love the true God with all your heart.

Love your neighbor as yourself.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

You're turning into my favorite poet. I also seriously like you're unique way of presentation - so far as the Hub's layout is concerned.


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zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

Very beautiful brother, God bless you.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

In this all encompasing multiverse all paths and all things are possible and I am truly blessed that our paths crossed Micky.;)


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Beautiful, Micky Dee. You are beautiful.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You have the true spirit of acceptance and love, Micky Dee. I love your non-judgemental heart. I cannot sincerely embrace organized religion, but I do embrace our Creator. But, if I did belong anywhere where honesty, love, acceptance and compassion ruled, it would be in the Church of Micky Dee. Beautiful words, my brother.


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aguasilver 5 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Enough said,

you say it well

and who will be right,

only time will tell?

Nice one,

John


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

"Whoever loves God must love his brother" is a tough one to keep. I have to pray several times a day to be reminded that I have no right to keep anger in my heart against another. It's God's job to separate the wheat from the tares!


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Beautiful Micky D!

Since we are all different, it makes sense we have to find our own path. It's noon on Sunday, and I'm sitting here in my PJ's as I write this. Beats getting up early to go to church, and still very spiritual. Thanks, Brother!


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nomoretrucks 5 years ago from scotland

Noswaith Da MD (good evening) If you were Welsh you would be a Bard! (With regards to your poetry)- But they were pagans.

I wouldn't ever want to live in a Godless world, not now especially in todays world. It reminds me of how i despised my neighbor. Your faith is 'real' and so are you and what you do. I got some copies of William Barclay about the Gospels- one of which i had to order from a Christian book shop, well before i was convinced in believing despite what may have happened in the Tabernas desert-that last hub I published. The book shop owner frowned as i ordered this book and told me he doesn't like this guy Barclay because he thinks God is for everyone who believes.- ?!!?!?-surely those who are not against us are for us right? I felt a bit like after i had read your hub about the 9/11 co-incidences(took me two days)-and did some additional research. Its pretty convincing but astounding about what really happened and should not'fade' away in silence,There is too much overwhelming evidence of what actually happened! similarly iv'e looked a bit deeper for evidence-after- strange things which happened to me, and now would certainly not want to live in a Godless world.That Christian book shop owner should not dissuade a man from reading books which explain the gospels in a purely objective point of view, I also read a book called 'who moved the stone'- a detective who tried to disprove the stone was moved from where Christs body was placed- he ended up believing after studying the time frame and the written evidence- from a previous disbelievers point of view!. There is just too much overwhelming evidence not to be a believer. I see more and more wisdom which also proves to me the Bible is a 'success manual' for life which is ignored by many today. Keep talkin' Md there are plenty listening. Im one- it takes balls to believe, i reckon more balls than it takes not to believe.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Your poetry is so beautiful, sitting here crying like a baby. When you write and include your Mother, it is tender and so full of truth. Once you wrote, ' I wiped my Mother's tear from my eye ' That comment has never left my phyche and i don't think it ever will. We all do travel different roads, yet, in the final analysis, we want the same, love, honor, dignity, equality. To have compassion for others, is God's greatest gift. Thank you.

Love and Peace


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you Micky, simply lovely and fantabulous, you do have an extroadinary way with words.Thanks for sharing, Mick. Godspeed. creativeone59


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

To love another is to love ourselves and God! We are all one and need to lift each other up like you have done with your loving message! Beautiful Micky


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful, my uncle. I hope this hub could increase our spirituality side. You are the best. Rated up!

Prasetio:)


charmgirl 5 years ago

Beautiful Hub, and full of deep feeling. You show your deep faith in God and, as you say, your way may not be the way of others, but you are right when you say there are many ways to find God and we all have to find our own. God Bless.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Your deep-rooted love for your fellow man shines through, Micky. Beautiful poem. May God bless you. x


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

You're an excellent poet, Micky D. You and I are in agreement on two sentiments... the Golden Rule is the greatest rule of all and that everyone has to find their own path.

voted up/awesome


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

Awesome, my brother, just awesome.

Tnhanks for the great read and the wonderful sentiments.

Love and peace

Tony


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Alexander Mark 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

I love the flow and the message.

Strait is the way is right, what matters most about our paths is, are you saved from your sins through Jesus?

Your poem reminds me of a bluegrass gospel song about going to different churches but we can walk together on our way. I don't subscribe to any denomination myself, just the Bible.


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TINA V 5 years ago

This is a beautiful poem, and I can feel its meaning. Just additional thoughts to ponder on to our readers – “Not all Christians are Christians; Not all non-Christians are not Christians.” Indeed, Christianity is a personal relationship with God. Nobody has the right to judge anybody.

Hi Micky, sorry it’s quite a while since I last checked out your hubpage. I’d been busy for the past few weeks. But it’s good to read another of your hubs. It’s thought provoking. Enjoy your week!


mel barbie 5 years ago

very beautiful poem.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Beautiful Micky Dee and one I connected with which in itself proves what a gifted writer you are my dear friend.I rate this one up and up all the way !!

Take care Micky,

Eiddwen.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

My thoughts exactly! You truly have a way of expressing deep thoughts so beautifully in prose. Hitting all the buttons on this one except funny. Wonderful, Micky! Tweeting this one!


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MarloByDesign 5 years ago from United States

Very beautiful. You are an excellent poet. I also think we can feel connected to God through music.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Awesome and beautiful. Your words are wonderful and so full of love.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Brother Greetings. Beautiful up and awesome. The Holy Spirit in you shines. Praise God brother. I truly loved this poem. I will check out more of them!!

I have written a few poems at the hub pages. It has been an awesome experience. MD He is Risen indeed! You Keep on riding those wings of the eagle and keep soaring high. Love you In Christ.

Your 'sista'


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

My Heart goes out to you and you Hubs!!! Your GREAT! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Easter!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

I really love this, Micky! I truly believe that each one of us is responsible to God as He reveals Himself to us, individually, to travel the path to Love that He, Himself, puts us on...Nice job with this! ~Blessings~


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you tnderhrt! I have been told repeatedly that there is only one way to God. Nope. We ALL start somewhere else. God bless you!


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howcurecancer 5 years ago

It's only one way to God. Awesome hub.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well Mister Sir Dee of Micky - you have been a rock to me over the past year - a good friend, a true gentleman, a terrific writer, and a hall of fame hubber - without you in my life here at the Hub - it just wouldn't be the same. You have done so much for so many others - thank you for being you!!


Genna East 5 years ago

Truly, one of the best poems I have ever read. Each road and path is indeed different; what is shared is the love we bring to it, and to each other.


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blondey 5 years ago

Beautifully done, superior to many ...I cannot express how well you define judging others is a crime.

You are so right in that there is not one way


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kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

A good piece of writing and also a good moral:The golden rule.Thank you.


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

Beautiful!!!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you - my friends. God bless you. Let's keep the faith.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Brilliant! Well said-voted it up. BTW Micky, I mentioned you in my hub: Economic Vacations. Be sure to check it out, LOL


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Oh Denise! God bless you dear.


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A M Werner 5 years ago from West Allis

Micky Dee, as it says in James 2:17-18 "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works." All too often it seems many who profess faith and criticism lack the works of love and charity that reveal the truth. As faith without works is dead, I have to believe professions of belief in a higher power are dead without works. Profession alone doesn't amount to anything. Many Christians sadly end up being like the second son in Matthew 21:28-31. They say they will go and do the works but never go - never work His works of charity. Your mother's prayers were indeed a blessing to us all for she gave you to us. Peace


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you AM. I'm really tired brother man. I've lived too long. My heart is too heavy. My soul aches. I want to see God. I want another world. I've seen too much. I want China. I want India. I want something besides the obvious illusions and delusions.

I want to be with friendly beings. I want to be with truthful beings. I want to be with beings who treat each other with respect. You and your family are examples of beings "to be around". But - I need to go. I have seen too much. I want God to push me to a place of peace on this Earth or I'll muddle through with this path. But I am so weary. God bless you sir.


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Sa`ge 5 years ago from Barefoot Island

nah, just one God, one energy field we are all apart of no matter how anyone tries to slice it, science is proving this daily. LOL most just do not know this or will not admit to it. LOL love you dear.... hugs...


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

I agree with A M Werner!! Mickey Dee you commented on my hub the other day concerning rest, it inspired me to write another Hub called The Soul At Rest! Love you much...


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Joy56 5 years ago

we all find our own way, our own people to help us on the way, and the words we enjoy reading help us in our search. You are a great writer, i put you up at the top of the people on hub pages i would most like to meet. Wonderful.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Nice to see you Sa'ge. There are as many ways to God as there are people.

God bless drpastorcarlotta.

Joy - you are so wonderful. I'm afraid that I would be very boring to most people.


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W. B. Isley 5 years ago from Monett, MO

As Jesus said, the kingdom of God is within us. (Luke 17:21 KJV) All paths are different. All are connected. All came from the Word and without the Word was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3 KJV)

God belongs to all, as all were made by God. The word Allah simply means "The God," who are we to judge who is being addressed. The Buddha did not espouse a Godless way of life. He worshiped God within. If folks want to say he didn't believe in god, they are correct. He believed in the God within, for God is within all of us.

Unconditional love is, by definition, unconditional. I don't have to anything or be any certain way to be worthy of God's love, for it is unconditional.

God bless you Sir Micky.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you brother Isley. A Buddhist must lead a virtuous life. A Christian or Muslim must do the same.

It is written that a soul must be baptized. A person must profess. A soul will thrive and rise to heavenly realms by the grace of God - only. Thank you brother man!


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epigramman 5 years ago

..you will always be SIR MICKY DEE to me - a friend at the Hub no finer, and an esteemed colleague who stands by his opinions and beliefs and loved by all of those who stand for the truth and integrity and justice and peace and love - and if this is starting to turn into a Beatles' song then so be it - because I KNOW THEY WROTE A SONG ABOUT YOU - ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!


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kathryn1000 5 years ago from London

I back that 100%.I think we've seen some excellent writing here.A joy to read it all/


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you Epi.

Thank you dear Kathryn.


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whoisbid 5 years ago

I could say a lot but right now but you can read between the lines very well so it won't be necessary. More power to you Micky Dee!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Yo whoisbid! God bless brother man!

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