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Before Genesis
by Judith L Bailey

Friday, March 31, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Nothing Is As Nothing Does


In the Beginning
Was the Word,
And the Word was Nothing.
Nothing was
Calm, Quiet, and Still
For quite a long while.
Nothing wanted to see
What nothing looked like,
And discovered that,
To see nothing or even Nothing,
Something had to be added.
And then it got complicated.





Something About Nothing


One day Something said, “Bah! I AM Nothing!
How could I have thought I have worth?”
Wailing of hands and voice.
Nothing heard, said nothing in reply.
Sending only waves of love to Something.

The Veil must be preserved.
Still, Something had called by Name, saying:
“I AM Nothing!”
Finally Nothing, knowing The Plan, said--

“What?” cried Something, “Who are You?”

“Soon what?”

Something is totally frustrated.

Knowing not what, or from when, let alone how.
Something listened again,

strained to hear The Voice

that came from Nothing.

“It is a Mystery,” decided Something.

"I will teach my children this fact:   
“There is great Mystery in Nothing.”
“But, Teacher,” cry the Young,
“What is Nothing?”
Meanwhile Nothing said to nothing at ALL--
“That was Something.”




Copyright by Judith Leigh Bailey/aka derwriter/aka derbeader

March 30, 2006
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Reviewed by John Domino 8/12/2008
"To the world you may be one person but to ONE person you may be the world!"

Please visit my website and get motivated to be and do more!

John Michael
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 12/2/2007
In "Wind, Sand and Stars" by the famous French author Antoine De Saint-Exupery, he wrote about a Bedouin woman, who seemed thinking for hours. When he asked her: "Lady what are thinking about?" She responded: "Nothing" After reading this book I realized the value of "nothing". Your poem reminded me of this passage. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Emile
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/2/2007
Very interesting!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 9/17/2006
Cute. Good job.
Reviewed by Judy Meeker 8/4/2006
You are clever. This write causes one to think, O I do not want to look back in regret. I do not want to look back at all. Thanks for sharing and for visting my website.
Judy Meeker Israelyan
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/23/2006
Reminds me of a song, Judith. But I do find this quite thought-provoking and I thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Robert Montesino 4/13/2006
Nice to see you writing again Judith, enjoyed this one alot.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/1/2006

A wit-wise wonderful composition... "Before Genesis" is what makes me think on poetic excellence. Reading this magnificent work of art my thoughts follow the glowing magic of the diamond letters of the words used to poetize this poem to enrich the treasure of The American Fine Letters.

"Before Genesis" and after genius, this poem is to be studied through the millennia by those that enjoy The Major Art.

I salute You, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Lee Garrett 4/1/2006
Wow, that's a lot of nothing to wrap my head around. Strange write. It makes a lot of sense unless you start thinking about it. Great job.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/31/2006
This was very creative! Enjoyed this!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by John Martin 3/31/2006
Nothing is like something, only it ain't. Nice write.

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