Shalom Freedman

Gold Star - 16,187 Points (Troy New York)

Who Is God, That God Needs To Be Praised? - Poem by Shalom Freedman


Who is God that God needs to be praised?
Who are we that we are worthy of praising God?
Isn’t this Praise a form of flattery?
And how can God possibly want or need it?

We may need to praise-
Out of Gratitude
We may need to thank God
For all our blessings,
But does God want us to be flatterers
Who think to be rewarded for our praise?

I need to thank God
In that need is the Praise
But Praise alone
Makes both God and me
Seem unworthy.

I thank God
For having given me
This Poem.
If it is a poem.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 2, 2009

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