Mike Finley

Rookie (July 4,1950 / Flint, Michigan)

A Prayer For Truth - Poem by Mike Finley

We know you are the self-concealed God
because to do otherwise,
skulking behind sycamores,
would be a dead giveaway.

Nevertheless,
everything seems so 'pointed, '
we learn so many 'lessons, '
there are all these 'coincidences, '

It's perfectly ridiculous.
Why not peel off the billions of masks
and admit you are stalking us
every damn day of our lives?


(2006)


Comments about A Prayer For Truth by Mike Finley

  • Joe Breunig (10/21/2011 8:18:00 AM)


    An interesting perspective; it reminds of a poem I've recently read - it's called the 'Hound of Heaven' by Francis Thompson; it can be found on this site; the link is: http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-hound-of-heaven/

    -Joe Breunig
    author/poet, Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
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  • (4/29/2006 12:08:00 PM)


    Good point, well made. Also thanks for the inspiration...will work on a prayer for poets and send you it as soon as it's done.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx
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  • (4/24/2006 12:47:00 PM)


    Hi Mike

    Being stalked by God would be interresting,
    maybe he would grant on of my prayers while
    he's at it. Just kidding... awesome write a usual.

    Joyce
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 16, 2006


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