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A Conversation With God Almighty.
by Patrick Talty
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
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The title says it all!


Thanks for the chance, Your Almightyship,
Of having a chat with you
About some nagging questions
Starting with What? and Why? and Who?”

That’s perfectly fine, dear mortal,,
I’m a God who’s touchy and feely;
And the essence ‘Time’ is a creature of mine
Which I give or take quite freely!

 So if you’ve got some questions

Just go ahead, please do,

I’ll be glad to share My wisdom

Starting with What? And Why? And Who?”


Thank you, Your Almightyship,
Your answer profound may well be
The definitive guide to our reason for being:
What’s the Meaning of Life, pray tell me!

There’s no mystery:  I’ll put it quite simply,
(Though you must come down from your shelf:
To reflect on these words that I utter to you)
The Meaning of Life:  Life itself!


To help you interpret this statement so deep,
Here's a question for you (please excuse):
Ten pleasure-filled years and death, or long life: 
Which of these two would you choose?

Without hesitation I’d choose long life
To take chances on failure or pain.
To know that in ten years I’d give up the ghost
Is something I can’t entertain!


Well, you’ve answered the question yourself, My friend
A life short and sweet’s not your plan;
For you Life’s meaning is ‘being alive’
And making good use of its span.”

(next question, please!)


I have many more questions to ask You, O God,
But Times running short ; therefore I
Will stick to my format by putting to You
The question beginning with Why?.

Though the Bible describes You as gentle and caring
(For example, Your concern for a sparrow)
Your interest in wars, earthquakes, pandemics and such
Appears to be rather narrow.!

So,my penultimate question beginning with WHY? is
If caring and love’s Your intention,
WHY let diseases and disasters occur
Without Your Divine Intervention?”

My Me! How naïve and thoughtless you are!
Know you not of My gift of free will?
That means you mortals are all on your own
Come good or cometh ill.


Your offered-up prayers may make you feel better,
And better I hope you'll be;
But if they don’t (and at times, sure, they won’t)
Don’t put the blame on me

You mindless mortals must try to learn
Though life on Earth can be jolly,
When things go awry as they quite often do
The cause is human folly!

(last question, please. Celestial choir practice time approacheth!)

Of courseYou would know, Almightyship
Who You are is a complex question:
God , Jehovah, Allah etcetera,
(The list gives me indigestion!).

I think they all know I AM WHO I AM.
The ages have borne such perceptions;
But man-made dogmas have muddied the pond
Such as religion and other conceptions!


And the Gershwins surely got it right
In a song that many would know:

‘The things that you’re liable to read in the Bible

Human thought and human beliefs
Are diverse as the stars in the night;
So whatever your approach to WHO I am
Will probably tend to be right.

My first creation was your universe
Followed by others in space
And then, over time, things freely evolved,
Including your human race.

So, when you ask Me who I am
I must answer truthfully:
I am whatever Force of Life
That YOU would like Me to be!


God Almighty, thanks for Your time!



My pleasure!


(Fade to the strains of celestial music)


(c)Patrick Talty 2005



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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
I think God's real like that!!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
You and I could have some delightful conversations! Enjoyed your take on the questions we all ask :-)
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
Patrick, you present this whimsical conversation in just the perfect form to get your message across and answer the unanswerable.

Whether we're fatalists or the self-empowered send us in the right direction.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I've not known you before Pat, but any friend of Katy Walsvik (albeit they are probably crazy as a loon) is a friend of mine I must say...and as for your conversation with the almighty, I think HE/SHE would be honored as you made HIM/HER sound almost "human"...(not sure if being human is a compliment or not), I enjoyed this immensely and almightily...Ed & rufuz (w00f)
Reviewed by Victoria Murray
Hello Patrick. So nice to see you posting again. I have missed reading all of your wonderful writings. Welcome Back!

"A Conversation With God Almighty," by gifted poet/writer, Patrick Talty, is a poem to cherish, touching the core of issues on what I believe we all think about at one time or another in our lives.

In my opinion, no one could have expressed the issues any better than this writer. Getting to the heart of issues on matters seldom expressed, (muchless written), has become a unique tradmark for this fabulous writer/poet. Thought-provoking, sometimes deep, but never dull or boring is what Patrick's writing-style is all about. I, for one, applaud you on your wonderful style and interesting matter.

Victoria T. Murray
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter
Hi Patrick
So pleased to make your acquaintance. Thank you for your comments on my "Conversation." Thoroughly enjoyed this read. Especially your
handling of the "long life/death?" Seems we could have many an interesting conversation back and forth. On the "Religion" issue
you may well enjoy my piece in Stories "The Resume: Reflections on the Resume." I also wrote another Conversation Poem after the incident in Beslan, Russia, titled "Pining Tenderness."
Look forward to talking with you again.
Reviewed by Beverly Scott
Hello Patrick, Good to meet you through the written word. I enjoyed your delightful poem, "A Conversation With God Almighty." I'd love to share my novels with you as they also touch on a relationship with GOD, but alas they are too lengthy. I do not read poetry often, but your talented style may change that. Keep at it, Patrick. You are truly a poet. GOD Bless. Beverly J Scott
Reviewed by David Young
Good to see you again posting your great words of wisdom.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Hi Patrick, what a delight to see you posting;-) Such a weighty conversation, but then you always did have a penchant for exploration and explanation...;-)Odd how the questions always remain the same though, but then we never get the definitive answer, do we? Excellent poem ;-)!Eileen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
You managed to deal with a deep and serious subject in a manner that made it pleasant and easy to read. Thank you, Patrick. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Oh, what joy to see you posting, my lovely Patrick! Have I missed you? Is the Pope Catholic? (ok, ok... that's trite.. grin)

This poem... your re-entry into the poetic cosmos has flattened me, collapsed me, entirely. It is a marked and marvelous proof that we two have always had a kinship, a kind of soul-mate thingy. I marveled at the familiarity here, because, you see, all these thoughts are in my own head and regularly and freely fall out of my mouth.

"free will" How did that become such a conveniently banished concept in our "holier-than-thou" world? Whatever happened to my favorite: 'he who is without sin cast the first stone?'

Besides all of this, me sweet Irishman, I, myself, only days ago, posted a poem called "Conversations With God." See what two 'like-minds' can do? The magnetic pull is amazing.

Sigh... I think of you often. You are and continue to be such a treat for me. Oh, how I love to read you, bask in your wit and sensibilities, sensitivities and your accessible intellect. I'm keeping this in my library, so I can bask as I please, in your most treasured writing. Wheeeeeeeeeeee! (smile) love, katy xox
Reviewed by Brian Pellerino

Reason wins in the end! Your format was exactly on point to carry the light-hearted refrain to a most weighty subject.

Pat yourself on the back...this one's a keeper.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead
nicely done
Reviewed by Wayne Porter
Great job Patrick, I thoroughly enjoyed your write
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
This reminds me of the book Conversations With God and you did it so well.
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