Who is God?
by David Leigh
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
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Through a child's eyes,
Alone in the wilderness of life's misteries,
I would wonder "who is God?"
Portrayed as an imortal being
Too abstract to comprehend.
Obtuse to my reckoning.
He might as well be Santa or Superman.
The man next door was more in touch.
The grocer and the rag and bone man
would at least wink and give me sweets.
Through the eyes of a youth,
Still alone and still searching for truth.
I looked in all the wrong places.
He wasn't in the eyes of that pretty girl
Or was he? I went back for a second look.
There were spirits in the bar,
Those answers seemed to disipate with the dawn
He couldn't be found in the wall of sound
That I seemed to revel in.
Although I took comfort in the beat.
Through the wisdom of my years
Alone as ever in the wilderness of uncertainty.
I found what I believe to be reality.
Not in the church with insecurity and fear.
Nor the mosque of man-made ways.
Not in the synagogue, though they'd bend your ear.
Neither religion nor doctrine. The bible or Quaran
Held any value I could see.
I found him...... in the ocean, the river and the trees
I found him, of all places, ....... in me.
The poem was inspired by this wonderful painting. My partner Patricia is an artist and although she is not religious, she became very spirtual whilst painting this.
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|Reviewed by Poetry Deborah
|Beautiful piece David. The art is absolutely exquisite. I could see this pieces moving a non-believer to serious thought about their lack of faith. Wonderfully written!
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|god created us in his image; and the painting your mother did captures that perfectly! what a stunning piece of art she produced! ~WOW~ as for this poem, david, it is a superb write! well done on both your parts! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)|
|Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
|Wow!! And a wonderful painting it is, David! It makes me think of and remember going to Catholic school for my first 6 years of education. And your piece...combined with the painting, sounds like me and my life...'cept it was a pretty boy! Fantastic collaboration, please tell your partner she is very talented, as are you.
|Reviewed by Roger Ochs
|A Superb example of the melding of visual beauty with lyric strength. I feel like a bit of a voyeur to see this interaction.|
|Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
|God created all of the above, so that we might wonder the wonder of it all. Very nice write on a tuff subject.|