john tiong chunghoo

A Lesser Copy Of God

well, just a lesser copy
of god is man
an instrument to
advance his cause
we sit in his eyes
seeing things he
directs us to see
but never him
he is too big for us
he speaks but in entirely
different vocabularies and scope
it would probably
be easier to understand
a bird than god
if he does really speak
to us in our tongue
it is because he has lost
his patience
with the way our intelligence
has evolved
the way we check
the rudimentary connections
that make up a robot
but do not worry
he means for us to advance
so get up and learn
learn learn to fly

Poem Submitted: Monday, February 6, 2006

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  • Poetry Hound (2/6/2006 12:23:00 PM)

    I like this poem very much, John. I personally disagree that it is difficult to understand God, but I nevertheless enjoyed your typically sparse style.

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  • Raynette Eitel (2/6/2006 9:53:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem, John...and I do think the first four lines need to be there. I like the line about a bird being easier to understand than God. Who knows His ways?

    Raynette

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  • A. Michael Sears (2/6/2006 9:31:00 AM)

    John,

    Wonderful images. However, I think that the first four lines are all that is necessary. The rest of it seems to take away from the beauty of man as a lesser god.

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