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Erhard Hans Josef Lang

Rookie - 12 Points (January 8,1957 / Günzburg/Danube Germany)

Changing Places Between Divine And Human


If God were a man, he might descend on earth,
open shop down here,
like all the other fellows do,
charge his tokens for his rays of sun
that, incessantly rolling the spheres,
on every one of us
masterpieces of creation shines down so lavishly.

But there had been no signs yet,
God ever wanted to take that plunge into the human sphere.

Infinitely straying through cosmos, indeed, must be the greater joy.

God obviously didn' t want to populate
His spheres with unfailing robots of good luck,
alive only, to be fading away with boredom of existence.

Nor wouldn' t anyone have come up with the idea of praying,
if not for fear to be overlooked by Him
at the time of His showering blessings,
if the greatest thing on earth really were only,
to look after all subalterns all of the time,
and to set all the hopeful among us grapplers
on their best possible courses.

If men were to be God, given the knowledge,
We as men have already gathered,
we might well set up a globe spanning network of energy conversion,
for His free sun rays to run also Our empowered gadgets
we men have invented for daily use,
as free as His machinery of creation and supervision.

And if man were to be as good a man as God,
as we so readily love Him to be called,
why wouldn' t we want to readily chip in His talents and abilities? !

Each of us, then, panvoluntaristically working together hand in hand,
to allow for a free flow of all ' give & take'
on these our lives' challenging tumbler grounds,
along the rivers of all essential and all wanton goods,
suddenly divinely common-standard?
Which were to make people happy,
feeding and decorating us evermore
at the voluntary price of a truly free,
individual participation in running the world?

Thus things getting organized
that one fine day,
by that natural waterfall of
the river of goods,
once made to flow for free for all,
any rarer upcoming items of the pioneering novelty,
produced for the sake of improving the human lot further,
were to come splashing in -
truly sensational -
showering their refreshening sprays of comfort,
not over who' s got more money, but
first-off as booty for the televised winners of
most entertaining, smart-earth candy shows,
to be applauded by excited masses,
who' d stand by monitoring the renewing common shores of life
while joyously clapping their hands,
instead of falling prey to the sting of envy
over unlevelling, ill-spread money,
while waiting amused for their own turns
and lucky jumps into the expanded waters of
the share-all-for-free ocean of life then to be?

If man were to be God,
hadn' t He enough leisure time at hand,
to really go and look for, and, eventually stem out,
the root of persistent evil - money?

Man seems made to improve.
Animalhood improved to be man,
without wasting in sacrifice the animals away.
Were it not likewise for manhood to improve to be more like God,
without wasting in sacrifice
the human element away -
by a regulated growing in the wisdom of the plants?

And just to think of what
greater happiness also there could be
in between the sexes,
if man and woman were to be His human god and goddess!

Or would it strictly take God as a man to make man a god?

Could one, even if simply a man, somehow ever
make Him care to allow us men -
to soften our grip on life
by letting us have ungodly money abolished?

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Submitted: Sunday, July 09, 2006
Edited: Saturday, August 14, 2010

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  • Rookie Nkululeko Mdudu (10/20/2008 3:46:00 AM)

    If man were God he would have power and mystic and majesty, none to be above him, exercising the parental wisdom of time and slow understanding, would this status benefit or overwhelm the fragile human-god? a thought beyond imagining, thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ben Gieske (9/16/2008 7:40:00 AM)

    I had trouble grasping the full intent of your verses but I think I got the idea. I agree that this could be a better world if man simply became fully human in the true sense of the word which, in my view, means being as much like the good God we want to believe in; in other words, using our intellects and free wills to figure out what is best for all and to want everyone to enjoy it through voluntary sharing and genuine concern for each other. If our faith is true we already have a God who became Man and we already can become Godlike in a supernatural way. Why have we not achieved all of this then? Part of the answer is that we are not robots and that God does not interfere in our lives in such a way as to rob us of our free choices. I think you agree that this is not what we want.

    Time is part of the equation too. We need more time, but I don’t know how much. Some individuals have, no doubt, achieved the desired state, but mankind as mankind still has a long way to go; consequently, I don’t expect any extinction of the human species too soon in the future. Our God is evidently very patient, despite the story of the flood, and we need to be patient too as part of our Sitz im Leben. As you say, the God who became Man was just like one of the fellows and many did not notice. We are just too much like animals and not enough like humans. So we go on hoping and hopefully trying to improve our animality (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ~ Jon London ~ (5/2/2008 1:01:00 PM)

    What an amazing outlook you have, your thoughts have believability and speak in so many ways that astounds me.
    Your an outstanding writer, thanks for sharing.

    all the very best

    Jon (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (1/27/2008 12:31:00 AM)

    Your perceptions of God as a Man is quite metaphor.Well if God is a Man, then the women gonna love it.And this universe would be the most pleasant place to live. Keep it up, buddy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Rajaram Ramachandran (8/28/2006 5:19:00 AM)

    A thought provoking poem indeed. God created all creatures including man, but he gave the sixth sense to man only, to think what is good and bad and then act. The other creatures go by their instinct. God lives in the heart of man and he tells the man not to do bad, but do only good things. It is the man who shuts the doors of his heart and does whatever he likes to do-both good and bad things. For every action there is a reaction. If he does good, the result is good. If he does bad, the result is bad, .like the proverb 'If you sow corn and you will reap corn'. This is so simple to understand and avoid bad action in one's life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pia Andersson (8/12/2006 5:27:00 AM)

    Its clever, daring, sensitive and absoloutly divane all at the same time.....you have a really creative mind..This poem is brilliant..I have read it several times...Wishing you a joyful day Pia (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Delilah Caszatt (8/2/2006 7:52:00 PM)

    More than just this one write...this watch man walks with a walk so divine! Oh, such inner beauty! SUCH INNER BEAUTY! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Patricia Gale (7/9/2006 11:28:00 PM)

    You have deep thoughts my friend, you could contemplate with the best.You have addressed and stated you point with a pen of depth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nalini Hebbar (7/9/2006 11:28:00 PM)

    His spheres with unfailing robots of good luck,
    alive only, to be fading away with boredom of existence....i liked these lines...sorrow makes joy sweeter...till God reads your poem and decides to abolish money...how about sending me the money you dont like? ...lol...this poem is very good...a poem is more interesting to read than prose...you have progressed very smoothly in the poem to state your point...a full 10 from me...nalini (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Gerardino (7/9/2006 10:45:00 PM)

    free flow of all the 'give & take', great line, Erhard, im not sure what i think about the poem? (Report) Reply

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