Saturday, January 3, 2015

A two-cent remark


A two-cent remark                                                                                   

Have faith in nothing, said the old man,
except the efficacy of having faith in nothing.

When were you ever invited by God
to make a choice, conjecture,

display a preference, submit a two-cent remark
regarding His most holy and only apparent gift?

Out of ignorance comes our assumptions,
self-assurances, our unauthorized permissions

(in spite of ceaseless clues to the contrary),
to change any of the whole inviolate order

of things laid bare by our Creator
from the beginning of time,

for our own limited, fleeting comfort,
convenience, elucidation and desire. 

O child of God, from whence comes
the notion the world is yours to change?


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