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Did You Really Find God In A Fortune Cookie? - Poem by Dan Reynolds

I cannot claim the cloak of innocence
for deeds I do no more, and yet... did once.
My catholic culture, quelled, still seems immense
contributing to this, , , deistic dunce.

Those years lost in the faiths which came before..
entrusting in the tales of those who care(?) .
Enlightened and yet frightened by the lore
of folk who read the stars and said, 'Beware'.

'If I am real, ... the voice within your head,
what kind of test or jest could I have planned? '
How many meanings hide in the UNsaid?
A 'God' would surely help us, .. understand?

I ask with no real hope for your reply...
'You dare to question? '.... If...the question's...WHY!

Comments about Did You Really Find God In A Fortune Cookie? by Dan Reynolds

  • Pamela SinicropePamela Sinicrope (3/30/2016 12:16:00 PM)

    I like this poem as it brings out allot of ideas in my head about God, Faith, Culture, Religion, and finally the innocence of childhood, when we are raised on a religion or within a religious culture at a time where we aren't ready to question or think for ourselves. The poem raises many questions, doesn't disrespect, but compels the reader to think about WHY. (Report)Reply

    Dan ReynoldsDan Reynolds(3/30/2016 1:13:00 PM)

    Thanks Pamela. There's a fine line we have to follow when making considerations, but trying not to preach. Opening minds to different thought trains. Our goal as poets?

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (1/27/2016 4:54:00 PM)

    always glad to read a (good) poem about God/god. good God! i THINK this is one....good PAG.

    i'm a born again atheistic agnostic, formerly lutheran. i won't say i understand the poem completely, but i love the rhyming.

    i either came to my senses and grabbed ahold of the truth (of no God) in my early 20s, OR i made the biggest mistake of my life and shall suffer eternal Hell fire for it eventually!

    as for: 'You dare to question? '.... If...the question's...WHY!

    my time is now very limited online. [i give you so much of it now because you are new to me and you sent a nice poem comment to me.]

    i would dare to ask, but, TECHNICALLY, WHY! is not a question; it is an exclamation! ! ! !

    bri :)

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  • Hazel DurhamHazel Durham (12/12/2015 11:47:00 AM)

    Thought provoking poem, I just think God is love and freedom of spirit to have a good heart and help create a more peaceful and loving world!
    Great write!

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  • Brian MayoBrian Mayo (10/26/2015 8:05:00 PM)

    Cool poem. I personally believe everything that has ever been written about God is pure speculation and probably 100% wrong. If He's real, I doubt our minds could even fathom it.
    That's why we have to look for him in the little things, maybe.
    Thought-provoking poem.

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  • Dave Walker (1/13/2012 4:15:00 AM)

    A great poem, really liked it. A great write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    Human Right.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 13, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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