r james sterzinger

Rookie - 137 Points (9-11-56 / midwest)

I Wanna Touch God - Poem by r james sterzinger

i wanna
touch god
where he lives
if it's silence
or vibration.

i wanna reach
out to see
if he is real.
like when you
skin a knee
or break a beer
bottle on the side
walk and hear it

i wanna smell god
like the sun when it's
hot and yellow.

i wanna see god
like emptiness.
that rainbow moment
when something means something:
when the east is pitchblack
and the western sky
is just right.
like a rainbow.

i wanna touch god
feel him
like bactine in
a cut.
i wanna feel him,
strong as loneliness.

i wanna feel god
like when i hurt.
when i see something
like that dead crow yesterday...
like roadkill...
like when that true love one died,
the one that haunt's my dreams...
the one i really DID love.
the one i haven't gotten over yet.

Comments about I Wanna Touch God by r james sterzinger

  • Eugene Levich (2/14/2015 9:46:00 AM)

    Well, this is the second poem by r. james that I've read- and also the second that I've loved! I think I'll read some more! (And that from a devout agnostic!) (Report) Reply

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  • Diana Van Den Berg (2/7/2009 12:29:00 AM)

    I think you already have :) ... (Report) Reply

  • (11/12/2008 9:37:00 AM)

    This one belongs in a book. Of your poems. (with the rest of them) . 'where he lives in silence or vibration'- exquisite. All the attributes and seasons of god are like flavors
    we want to experience for whatever reason- maybe so we can finally become whole,
    and not feel like we are merely pieces of a scattered train wreck?
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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/20/2008 3:45:00 AM)

    A poem with different taste, love it. God is everywhere, we can feel... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2008

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