Saiom Shriver

(Ohio)

As A Mother Looks Upon A Toddler's Fall


God looks on error
as a mother looks on a toddler's fall
.. or on her young son's
sculpture of mudballs
or as the sun
gazes upon sour fruit soon to be sweet
.. or upon a blow which releases
water from ice freezes

God does not send loved ones to hell
for acting on drives from the outer shell

God is more forgiving
than the daily snowfall which
erases
many human footfall traces
.. more forgiving than
the sea
which holds onto no boat wake
.. more forgiving than
the sky..
which forgets the path of clouds
or the fire
which devours the mistakes of
the past

Divine Love made us.
.. Anything which is not
of Divine Love
.. is not you.. is not me





Submitted: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(Sai Baba: God looks on sin as a mother
on her baby's first halting attempts to walk.
The mudballs concept came from a dream
her guru gave Jan F. Her child had filled
the bathroom with mudballs. God's gaze
instantly erased them all.)

Comments about this poem (As A Mother Looks Upon A Toddler's Fall by Saiom Shriver )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. स्रोद गोमोरदोँ, Ronjoy Brahma
  2. The Rules Of The Game., Tony Adah
  3. Rold Dahls Words Of Wow, Curtlan Popo
  4. Lovingkindness! ! ! Yes!, Mr. Nobody
  5. Poetry Consoles, Sandra Feldman
  6. Inner Cosmos, Curtlan Popo
  7. Coffee, Nassy Fesharaki
  8. Arrival [1], Gert Strydom
  9. Spectrum, Curtlan Popo
  10. We Create The Universe~~~, Mr. Nobody

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]