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We Are Not God
by Linda Settles
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When we think we have life figured out, and we dare predict what tomorrow will bring, we'd better think again.


 

Sometimes life strikes  like lightening from a storm drenched sky,
Unexpectedly interrupting the flow of our pre-mediated life,
Striking hard at heart strings tightly wound, a bolt from nowhere
Or so it seems that lays us low and shatters dreams.
 
Oh beautiful the spacious skies—that drop the charge that
Dares ignite the trust embe dded in passive hearts,
And teaches us that life, oh so predictable, is not
Laid out in black and white, but exists in gray and
Splattered scars.
 
When life strikes hard and down we fall we realize that
After all, the God that rides upon the wind is in control,
And only then do we arise and lift our face to kiss the sun
and His embrace revives the heart to beat again—no more for us
but now for Him,  and that is when we understand, finally,
we comprehend that we are not God.
 
Linda Settles

 

 

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Reviewed by John Domino
Refreshing and bold. Well done!
Reviewed by Susan Smith
Have you ever seen the movie Bruce Almighty? Though it has its flaws, its main theme is your theme. Bruce did not like the way his life was going. But when Bruce got his chance to play God, he messed everything up. Then he realized God really knew what He was doing.
Susan
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Very well said,I enjoy reading this wiseful poem,take care.Its always good to read your poems

EDWIN
Reviewed by Lori Moore
A wonderful lesson, indeed.
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
Amen, Linda. Amen!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Very well done indeed sweet lady..Hugss
Reviewed by Donna Hollin (Reader)
Aren't we glad that we are not God but that we are His children. And I really like this poem and the truth in it.
Love, Donna
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
we are the essence of God's goodness
the halo of his promise...I love this reading Linda!
"Laid out in black and white, but exists in gray and
Splattered scars." ....WOW!!
Peace & Inspirations
Vickie
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Linda,
A lesson for the proud and conceited, the virtue of humility is much too neglected, forgotten even, in today's circus. I like your point of view here and your expression.

John
Reviewed by jude forese
yet god is everything ...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
So true, Linda; a wisdom-packed powerhouse of a poem; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by E T Waldron
How right you are Linda! A wise message in this excellent poem!

ET
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