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befofe the big bang--what?
by Gene Williamson
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
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in a flash
when it banged
about 14 billion years ago
time and space and the universe began
expanded with the speed of light
and somewhere on the edge of forever
we came along 
with a nudge from Aristotle’s Prime Mover
though Einstein figured mathematically
the bang came out of nowhere
for no rhyme or reason
that once there was nothing
then there was something
take your pick
Einstein or Aristotle
or What?
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Reviewed by Richard Bowers 12/12/2012
Unpardon me but I relent it boldly;
For it is far ahead, if I can be sure of it,
And far it is, that my hallucination be valid,
And hallucination it is, as it should be,
And however, unlike itself, mysterious, unknown, and untested,
So it be foreseen in my tireless search.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/21/2012
I don't know but like love how you ask it!
I watched a show last night about the birth of a new planet
and our infantile earth was said to have been slammed into by a planet named Thea (i many have spelled that wrong)
It was really amazing and awesome how they gave visuals
and how the crust of earth spewed into space
and then that debri collected (in time) and formed a ball of rock
that we all love to adore "the moon" and what pulls it all together
as a "possibility" is that the moon dust & rocks are the same as the earths know that leaves little room for god
but still it is fascinating...

Moon Walks & Light Years

oh and one more thing, they were able to tell by some fossil corral
colonies that due to the orbital speed of the tide & the moon being so close to move the tides over 100 mph 1 year was close to 24 hours
yeah...wild I am dizzy :) xx
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/10/2011
Something for nothing, the normal human quest. God was giving out 75% off coupons for galaxies in the origin real estate "boom" Patrick
Reviewed by Esther Kennedy (Reader) 11/29/2011
There is no other but "what", or rather "who."
Reviewed by Steve Ralph 11/6/2011
Good Question, "Einstein or Aristotle
or What?", Nice work, thanks for sharing.
Regards, Steve
Reviewed by Joy Hale 11/2/2011
Your poem is thought provoking at the least. Wonderful work, as usual. I, too, will have to go with "or what". I think the debate of when the world began will go on as long as there are men who wish to argue the point.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Charlie 10/20/2011
I like the idea of Einstein's that there was nothing, and then, out of nowhere, !!!!!BANG!!!!! --one word spoken by the unseen Creator (The greatest poet of all), simply using His imagination, and then, commanding His galactic ink, put pen to the blackness, and said, "BE". --Charlie (I love how you think, Gene)
Reviewed by Andy Turner 10/11/2011
Nooooooooo, this has messed up my head since a wee bern, I refuse to ponder it, i refuse to ponder it. lol top going.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/10/2011
What? Is What God in this instance? All the theorising in the world and technological advances can only take us back - HYPOTHETICALLY - to what is, indisputeably, fact. We are here from nothing, i.e. chaos, so why do we continue to insist that there can be no God-being-him-wot-fired-the-gun-and-who-is-beyond-our-understanding-yet-not-impossible-to-know? Wasn't it Galileo who said something like "We can understand how go the heavens but not how the heavens go"? Poor old God gets blamed for everything and credited with nothing but, perhaps after all, he's the biggest hotshot of 'em all...?? I'm off to consult The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to remind myself what Zaphod Beeblebrox has to say on the matter... I think he was an Einstein-ist as I seem to remember that 42 came into it somewhere... !! :)) xx
Reviewed by jude forese 10/9/2011
i think its beyond the capacity of our human brains to conceptualize the essence and mystery of creation ...
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 10/8/2011
Gene, I too have to go with "or What", that gives me much more room to let my imagination always superb poetry my friend.
Love and peace Gene, Carole~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/5/2011
Substance to give thought to, Gene. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/5/2011
As far as I'm concerned there has never been nothing, there has always been something. Even the Bible starts with the Earth covered with water in an empty universe. Man cogitates and extrapolates far too definitively in linear time, how it started, how it evolves - timelessness is the key. A thing that is hard to get our puny minds around. or WHAT? The Christ of Creation. Cool thoughts. richard
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 10/5/2011
I opt for the 'or What' as well.. great writing that leaves us to question... well done! Myrna
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/5/2011
A most philosophical, inquisitive voice, delving deep ~
As for me, I just love to sink into the delicious mysteries Gene...
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/5/2011

Interesting take on the beginning of the world. At the end you say Einstein or Aristotle, or What. I choose What. Because who really knows? Great write.

Reviewed by Axilea MU 10/5/2011
I have no idea, Gene. Could that be because we can't understand it? We have been trying for so long... What do you choose?

Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/5/2011
"or What?", of course! -- with "or what", I can judiciously(?) apply hyperbole and instantly romanticize the event(?) -- with Aristotle's polymath and Einstein's E=MC 2 I become grounded in hard data that eventually dulls my senses -- Gene you have created my "big bang" for the day and it is decidedly a fortuitous asset my dear friend --EMW = poetry to be savored -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/5/2011
Great writing Gene but I choose the what.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/5/2011
Kool writing, Gene! I choose the "what"...giggle

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 10/5/2011
Left to interpretation and belief, of course, but I am choose "What". Much to consider in your piece, Gene. ~Elizabeth
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 10/4/2011
"or What?" ~Gene~
after much deliberation,
still to be day by day!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/4/2011
Your timing with this thought challenge
couldn't be better, Gene, the day the Nobel
for Physics was awarded to three who've
determined the definite expansion of the universe,
accelerating away to where or what? Is it being
pulled apart by an even greater universe so many trillions
of light years distant we can't see or by a gigantic force
of dark matter?
I love how you see and how you force me to think.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/4/2011
The animal world would have been better off with out the intrusion of man, but I have to go with what...?
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/4/2011
Thought provoking write, Gene, as always you have us all thinking...
Great poetry!

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/4/2011
Who cares? I'm here. You're there. Uh, wait a minute. Maybe I'm not here and you are not there. Mind-blogging.
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