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Thanks For The Disaster - Poem by Professor Poetry Hound

You know how when there’s a disaster where a bunch of
people are killed and the one guy who survives thanks God?
I think that’s a pretty screwed up perspective on the situation.
I know he’s happy to be alive, but if anything, he should be
cursing God for letting everyone else perish.

Now, why did God save this one guy’s sorry ass? Because the
guy went to church and prayed? I’m sure some of those folks
who perished did that too.

I know what you’re going to say – that it’s all part of God’s
mysterious plan. What an ignorant explanation that is!
And it’s not even an explanation.

I suppose Hitler was part of God’s plan too? And what about
Michael Bolton? Was it God’s plan to make that talentless hack
a superstar? Now that I think of it, maybe it was God himself
who went out and bought up all those CDs in order to
artificially run Bolton up the charts. If that’s the case, then it’s
true that God has a very mysterious plan. But at least he has a
sense of humor.

Comments about Thanks For The Disaster by Professor Poetry Hound

  • (8/2/2006 4:54:00 PM)

    I'm not religious, but would offer some thanks to the almighty if that disaster known as GWB were to go away. -chuck (Report) Reply

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  • (8/2/2006 4:17:00 PM)

    I can't tell you how happy I am (for purely selfish reasons, of course - don't go thinking I've gone soft now!) to see you've posted a new one. You haven't disappointed me either. The usual well written, laugh out loud humour (Michael Bolton? !) , but also a new depth, a genuine and heartfelt dimension.10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2006 6:36:00 PM)

    Of course God as a sense of humor, Professor...did you ever look at a camel? And what about sex? Didnt creating sex take an enormous sense of humor. As to the disasters, who really knows? I'm not getting sucked into that one...but I'm also not sure this is a poem, my friend. :)

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  • (8/1/2006 2:41:00 PM)

    Thanks for the perceptive perception PH. Superior stuff. The right stuff! (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2006 12:35:00 PM)

    Hey Prof, good to see you.

    The problem is that people think that God micromanages. Every little thing is Gods doing, good or bad, from wrecks to catching a football. I prefer to think we have something to do with our results. Good to see you posting
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  • (8/1/2006 12:21:00 PM)

    He's only gone and played a blinder. Proving there's still life in the old god yet. A touch of class with the mullet guy at the end. I know he doesn't wear a mullet anymore but he'll always be the mullet guy to me. The thing that really hurt me is that he sounds like he's got a strangulated testicle or something. No one can fake that kind of pain, right? (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2006 11:08:00 AM)

    It is no explanation. And there isn't one. It is good to see you posting again... but.. well there is a big but. My reaction to this piece is that it is well-written, and that pretty much goes without saying, and as ever it is thought-provoking and unique. But further and more importantly you have an indignation, finely expressed here, and.... I'm thinking of you. t x (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2006 10:58:00 AM)

    thank god for the final stanza. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010

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