kespat@aol.com

Does God Have Nipples

created in the image of

that's what many people have been told by those in the know

those who have immersed others

in water

in blood

in tears

produced pain unimaginable

a crisis of baptism that resonates and destroys the soul

when it was meant to replenish

salt rubbed in a wound created with the instruments released from a lacquered box

decorated with intricate designs in gold filigree

surrounded by the color of royalty

hallelujah they say

you have been saved

you can now mend your wicked ways

by adopting ours

war

pestilence

diseases

hunger

we bring all this to you in love

and don't worry about the blood that stains our teeth

it is only a sign of our trust and loyalty to the improvement of mankind

  • Author: kespat@aol.com (Online Online)
  • Published: January 24th, 2023 11:35
  • Comment from author about the poem: My husband and I were having a discussion about the humanity of God. Then one of us said what became the title of this poem. I sat down and this just flowed out of me with hardly any thought. By the time I'd finished, I was out of breath as if I'd been doing an exercise routine.
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Comments3

  • charles69

    there is a lot of truth in your poem, and it is well expressed
    do you believe in an after life ?
    I am 77, in a nursing home, and think about the hereafter constantly
    do you like, favor eastern religions ?

    • kespat@aol.com

      I do believe in a higher being and an after life. My beliefs are heavily rooted in western religions, but I don't disbelieve in eastern ones especially since I don't know a lot about them. I'm a knowledge seeker and am open to learning most of all.

    • Ok Waleed

      I actually really love the title and I love the poem. You remind me of me

      • kespat@aol.com

        Thank you. I believe this to be my most thought-provoking poem so far. How do I remind you of me?

        • Ok Waleed

          Because its challenging

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        • Doggerel Dave

          I've writ this before (I'm a boring old bugger):
          Man made God it his own image, then reversed it. And the rest is history.



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