Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 10,630 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

What Kind Of God? - Poem by Smoky Hoss

What would we want with a god of no mystery
A god so simply contained
Within the limits of human history?

Why would we want
A god we could handle
What good would that be?
If we were able
We'd simply manipulate this god
To serve the greater needs of 'me'.
But, where then
- filled with an empty faith in ourselves -
Would we stand?
With only our egos
Above the clouds
And our heads in the sand.
What god
- of all we suppose -
Could possibly be,
Enough god
To fulfill the deep desire
Of insatiable humanity?
Only one the need fits
Beyond our ability
To own and fully know,
Tis the same that
We shall never master
Nor control.

This kind of god
Mysteriously in others we can see,
The kind of God
With a captial 'G'.

'Those who have not been told shall see, those who have not heard shall ponder it.'
- Isaiah.

Comments about What Kind Of God? by Smoky Hoss

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/9/2011 6:15:00 AM)

    Amazing poetry/ I love God! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (12/7/2011 7:39:00 PM)

    stunning! excellent, deep, love this one! what kind of God? beyond our ability to define, confine, or manipulate! (Report) Reply

  • Craig Anderson (12/4/2011 5:28:00 PM)

    Powerful write again Smoky. I never spoke to him for over four years when he took my mom now I'm older it's cool, life does go on. We have no right to know our God on such a human level. Excellent as always.
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  • (12/3/2011 1:16:00 PM)

    Wow a great poem, your right a lot of truth here.
    A great write.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 3, 2011

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