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0 posted 2000-06-30 08:22 AM

Who do Gods worship
from their kingdom’d clouds aloft,
high above prayers and those that say them?
Who comforts them through existence,
blankets them,
believes in them
when they doubt what they have created,
when the created doubt them?
Who eases the burden  
of kneeling billions
all bleeding whispers of
who has forgotten the broken?
Who do they beg?

If beyond their powers,
immense unanswerable
specks of light
brightly twinkle the taunt
“you shall never reach our start”,
who gives them hope to stay the distance
and persevere in ignorance?

My curious Gods
your answers are kept
in books between pews
written by those
who forgot
they too
had the power to create.

© Copyright 2000 Trevor Davis - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 2000-06-30 10:11 AM

A very contemplative piece, Trev... I enjoyed the read and you get my vote...
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2 posted 2000-06-30 10:24 AM

Excellent writing, my friend, really makes one think.


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3 posted 2000-06-30 10:31 AM

I remember this one and I love the concept! You have my vote!

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4 posted 2000-06-30 04:55 PM

Contemplative indeed! These are thoughts... Bingo m'man. "...they too/had the power to create." That certainly makes one realize there is power left to be wielded!

Cool Trevor

doreen peri
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5 posted 2000-06-30 06:37 PM

This one hits hard, Trevor... loved it at CA and our discussion about it...

i think it should be *sandwiched* somewhere between the two covers of this book!!

glad you posted it in here!

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6 posted 2000-07-01 02:31 AM

Nice to read you here Trevor!!  
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7 posted 2000-07-01 03:19 AM

Who indeed ?
You've exceeded the 'power of the poet' ...
you've caused me to re-think.

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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8 posted 2000-07-01 05:42 AM

Isn't the freedom to write of religous beliefs, and especially the right to question them wonderful?
Good Poem.jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".

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9 posted 2000-07-01 01:51 PM

ahhhh very very interesting

good'un Trev

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10 posted 2000-07-01 05:25 PM

Well thought out and written.  Enjoyed the read.
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11 posted 2000-07-01 05:30 PM

This is worth it just for the "bleeding whispers" and "brightly twinkle the taunt."


[This message has been edited by bsquirrel (edited 07-01-2000).]

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12 posted 2000-07-03 02:10 AM

Flipping mind blowing...


that first line...yes, I have wondered that and then some...


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Jejudo, South Korea
13 posted 2000-07-03 03:12 AM

Thanks for posting this, Trev.

It was a gin night -- with my wife no less.

I can never remember the country code.

Try again later.


Janet Marie
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14 posted 2000-07-05 12:42 PM

amazing writing...
so very glad I got to read this...

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15 posted 2000-07-05 03:05 PM

voting for this, these kinds of questions are what make us human and them gods  
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16 posted 2000-07-05 03:06 PM

lololol *grin* this time for sure i am voting
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17 posted 2000-07-05 09:49 PM


I'm glad to see this one on here and like your edits.  Nice work.


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18 posted 2000-07-11 12:03 PM

Trevor brings about some real thinking!
I like this piece much!

Sudhir Iyer
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19 posted 2000-07-11 08:24 AM

It needs an eye such as yours to see these questions, and contemplate the reasons behind all the answers, some not so obvious as the others...
why do the fish have fins to swim
while birds have wings to fly,
yet why do I feel I swim and fly amongst my thoughts, a simple why?

Trevor, you have just set me about in a contemplative mood... thanks

regards, sudhir

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