The mercy of God
They sell a child’s car seat
with a steering wheel attached
to keep junior busy in the backseat
driving the car along with Dad.
Such is my relationship with God.
I’ve sought most of my life and failed
to find one truth which would
disprove the obvious, terrifying notion
that I am utterly at the mercy of God.
God Almighty has left me no choice,
no influence, power or control.
No saving myself through any efforts,
merit, prayers of my own.
Yes, all the Realized Ones
say God is Love. God is my true Self.
I am firmly lodged under my own thumb.
But that truth is so very far away.
Not much comfort to my unrealized self
with no work to do, no vows to keep,
no power of rescue or the alleviation of pain.
O child of God, becoming helpless and hopeless
is not an attainment but a revelation.