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Adeline Foster

(Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

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~If There Be No God


If there be no God,
Then all the stars, that in their place
Have aeons roamed abroad,
Would long ago have lost the trace
Of orbits-if there be no God.

If there be no God,
Then justice in the heart of man
Would be a fake-a senseless fraud;
Each for himself alone would stand-
No honor-if there be no God.

Submitted: Sunday, November 30, 2008
Edited: Thursday, January 09, 2014

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  • Patricia Grantham (6/30/2014 9:17:00 AM)

    An excellent poem Adeline and very well written in
    short verses. Surely there is a God who knows it
    all and who also rules the Earth. Well done my poet
    friend. (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Sawhney (9/13/2013 11:38:00 PM)

    : -) A free for all. A chaotic world. Every man for himself. No datum or yardstick, everything subjective & interpreted as per one's own convenience. Too true! ! (Report) Reply

  • Prasanna Kumari (11/26/2012 5:24:00 AM)

    whether God created man or man created God it is essential to have faith in God to have a peaceful and happy life ultimately.... (Report) Reply

  • Matthew Fowler (11/18/2012 8:56:00 PM)

    I believe that if there was no god, there would be no war, scientific advancements would come uncontrollably, there would less racism, and man would be able to look at the stars and not think of letting god do all the work but helping to move humanity forward. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (11/15/2012 11:57:00 PM)

    we all believe in a higher power, and we all aspire to do whats right an just in its presence, if that was not there what would we all aspire to? short and to the point. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (11/15/2012 1:11:00 AM)

    I like it very much, but please tell me is there any Honor or Justice left, anyplace, anywhere? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Sangnam Nam (11/14/2012 6:13:00 PM)

    Majestic...! God's protections are everywhere including in our hearts and the universe..Well done, my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (8/31/2012 2:22:00 PM)

    If there be a God he needs to make an appearance now. We and nature are in dire straits.
    A truly provocative poem of depth..My faith is in an uneasy mode (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Shipman (1/31/2012 6:56:00 PM)

    Astute and unflinching reasoning. Concise writing. This poem stands straightedged in the winds of thought. (Report) Reply

  • Jerry L Ogles (11/15/2011 6:20:00 PM)

    Pascal's Wager fits this poem's meaning. I like the poem for its flow and reaffirmation of faith. (Report) Reply

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