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  Who Am I?
by Jerry W. Engler
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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Look beyond science, beyond evolution, and then include them, for the evidence of what we are.

Who Am I?


Prince of Peace,
Lord of Love and Mercy,
you who are the Word of God,
the very emanation
of creation force,
who am I

that you

are aware of me?

What am I

that you should care

when our science shows

the probability of perhaps

trillions of souls

on a trillion worlds,

your truth of many mansions,

abundance of your spirit,

not the limitation

my brethren would impose,

all beneath your heel,

and me just one small more?


Yet when I look

in my loved one’s eyes,

deeply and at length,

I see the glimmer of her soul,

and even if I use the mirror

to stare into myself,

I see my own,

more than just my eyes

looking back

from barely considered depths.


We are but

multitudes of bodily shells,

some of them pretty,

some of them not,

some of them brilliant,

some of them not,

each housing a soul

made for relationship

with you and with others,

made for love,

with you and with others?

You tell us to consider

the lilly of the field

and the sparrow on its wing

to discern this truth.


How dare I

challenge how

you did this,

the sequence

of creation’s brush

when I in evidence

of your touch

can only write

a small, questioning poem,

barely pointing

to who and what I am.

Lord, teach me

to stand in wonder

contemplating this love apparent

without my judgment’s rub.



Copyright 2009, Jerry W. Engler

Jerry W. Engler

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/6/2009
Lord, teach me
to stand in wonder
contemplating this love apparent
without my judgment’s rub.

That is quite a prayer indeed, Jerry. I can "feel" it. Love and peace to you,


Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 5/5/2009
Truly an impassioned delving into the heart of what it means to "be." This is one of the most probing, thoughtful, reflective poems I've read. I am awed by the humility that threads through this piece and how beautifully this humility is balanced by a recognition of how grand each of us is in our own right, which ultimately is the unfathomably infinite expression of Source.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/5/2009
My new least of your more spiritual poems. There is a reverence to this that fills my soul with a smile and with peace... My favorite lines are those in which you talk of gazing in your love's eyes and seeing that spark of eternal divinity there. That particular part of the poem was breathtaking.
Cryssa :~)
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/23/2009
The lord is all therin is contained Jerry, all that you know and see and hear and touch and feel, and.....that's why he cares, you are like everything, part of him, your eyes are not big enaugh to perceive this, only your faith can, HE is a real big BEING, bigger than and containing all the universe, as big as a sandcorn is to a flea, don't you see, You do don't you! Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 4/23/2009
Very humbling but definitely revealing. The eyes of any person shows his soul, his deepest, innermost, essence as a human being and creation of God.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/23/2009
How beautifully you express your inner thoughts, acknowledging the true being is within our hearts and souls....

Be always safe,

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Highly Embellished Truth & Some Poetry: Just Folks Three

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  2. I Know
  3. Please Don't Worry So Much, H.P.
  4. You Change My Whole World
  5. Peace
  6. BE WISE
  7. Against All Odds
  8. Dreams. /. sueños
  9. Your Love Remains
  10. Faith
  11. No Matter What No Matter Where
  12. I Am Honored, for Ron Hull
  13. The Lucky One
  14. Memories
  15. Higher Ground, Bigger Dreams
  16. Moms Are A Blessing
  17. The guiding lights
  18. Crossroads
  19. Note to Self, Number One
  20. Sleep / Sueño

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