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Two Poems on Life, Values and God

Updated on May 12, 2008

Poems #1,2

There Is a god

There is a god I know not,

one that I abhor,

the one that rules with

iron fist and unscrolled sanctity . . .

Is it not enough to love life,

to respect the spark in each of us

that expands to infinity,

that speaks in echoes of what is

and what is yet to be?

Or must we bow to the melted-down

trinkets of greed and arrogance

and hate that are at war with truth,

that see science as myth and brand

critical inquiry as disloyal, that champion

strife and self-interest and economic

gain as ultimate goals . . .

and demand we call them golden?

November, 2004

[following national election]

Letting Go

If there are tears,

let them fall

If there are smiles,

let them shine

If there are hates,

Let them die

If there are loves,

let them grow

If there is life,

let it LIVE!

February 9, 1974

[table grace for Social Services dinner]


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    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      I am not a Guru, here, you understand? but perhaps you express God better than many. Keep it up!

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      desert blondie 9 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      You note a 1974 date and situation...did you write these? Either way a moving way to start my Monday, another week, another chance to get my life "in order." Enjoyed the brevity yet meaningfulness of "letting go." Welcome to hubpages!