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Sunday, May 25, 2008

God Is A Verb

Rating: 4.7
God is a verb, not a noun:
'I am who I am,
I will be who I will be.'
dynamic, seething, active
web of love poured out,
given, received, exchanged,
one God in vibrant community

always on the move,
slipping through our fingers,
blowing through the nets we cast
to hold and name,
confine to nouns, to labels,
freezeframe stasis,
pinned like a butterfly,
solid, cold, controlled, lifeless.

'I am who I am,
I will be who I will be' -
not pinned down by names, labels,
buildings, traditions,
or even by nails to wood:

I am: a verb, not a noun,
living, free, exuberant,
always on the move.
Wild Bill Balding
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COMMENTS
Ershad Mazumder 12 September 2008
Excellant. New dimension. I like it. More than 10 for you. Do not read my poem.I rate them trash.
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mar num 01 September 2008
I love it.I never really thought of it that way but its true. :)
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Ron Flowers 05 August 2008
A lot of food for thought in this fine poem. Ron
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Serenity Prayer 29 July 2008
i never thought of it that way before. great poem. youre right.
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Dawn Slanker 16 July 2008
Beautiful poem...I couldn't agree more. This one is going in favorites list. I love poems like this...excellent job. I have one that I think you may like called 'God it too great for just one religion' If you get a chance, let me know what you think.
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Callie Carroll 10 July 2008
You certainly capture the elusive nature of My God and make it beautiful, not frustrating. I will certainly share this poem with others.
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Flora Gillingham 30 June 2008
We're much more comfortable with nouns, aren't we - even when they are abstract. Verbs suggest movement and change. Brilliantly captured. Fx
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Danny Fairfield 06 June 2008
Now only if every one can see through your eyes.I feel you no one should be hung up on a label just follow your own path be who you want to be not what people think you are.well written 8+
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julesx 64 25 May 2008
I love this poem, well written, a new vision of God very much in the NOW. Thank you for your words. Hope to life itself x
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