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We Are Not God
by Linda Settles

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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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 8/19/2009
Refreshing and bold. Well done!
Reviewed by Susan Smith 7/31/2009
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.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/29/2009
Very well said,I enjoy reading this wiseful poem,take care.Its always good to read your poems

Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/29/2009
A wonderful lesson, indeed.
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 7/29/2009
Amen, Linda. Amen!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 7/29/2009
Very well done indeed sweet lady..Hugss
Reviewed by Donna Hollin (Reader) 7/29/2009
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 7/29/2009
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
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/29/2009
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.

Reviewed by jude forese 7/29/2009
yet god is everything ...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/29/2009
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 7/29/2009
How right you are Linda! A wise message in this excellent poem!


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