God, Our Mother

Aislinn Wilson

God, our mother,

my mother,

When you formed me, incubated me

Was I apart of your being

did you speak in my voice

as I sometimes speak in yours?

Eating a meal you’d spit up the next day

Did you think, “I can’t wait to share this fruit, this sweet Kiwi, with my daughter.”

Between the running flutters and slow pulsating beats there are moments in where our hearts sound at the same time.

I run in your blood and

your blood runs in me.

When your rhythm quicked, rain pouring down your back,

Did you say, “I can’t wait to share this with her.”


  • Author: Aislinn Wilson (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 16th, 2018 00:03
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  • Category: Spiritual
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  • orchidee

    A fine write Aislinn. I'm willing to accept God as 'She' as well as 'He'. I mostly use 'He' in my poems. God has masculine and feminine attributes I believe.

    • Aislinn Wilson

      I believe this also! Thank you!

    • Mottakeenur Rehman

      Well write!

      • Aislinn Wilson

        Means a lot from someone I've come to respect as much! Thanks!

      • queer-with-a-pen

        I am a very big fan of writing/seeing god as a woman. And the image of god as a mother, especially ones own, is a powerful and beautiful one indeed. The shortness of the poem lends to the rhythm that it flows with, and part of me was sad when it ended. (This poem would also be fantastic to illustrate).

        • Aislinn Wilson

          Thank you so much, that means a lot from a fantastic writer such as yourself!

        • Gary Edward Geraci

          Nice. I might read it as one having a conversation with God - the Infinite “unsexed” Creator (the obvious first cause of masculinity and femininity), about, “our mother” the Virgin Mary, the blessed Mother of God or our natural mother here on earth with us. If only because scriptural revelation is unequivocal in revealing God as a Father. Wonderfully deep and intellectually stimulating poem.

          • Aislinn Wilson

            I meant God the creator, but intent is only a piece of the message, and I like your views also.

            I don't actually agree with the phrase, "If only because scriptural revelation is unequivocal in revealing God as a Father." I think there is strong Biblical precedent for God being shown to have not only feminine, but motherly characteristics. Some verses which come across as especially motherly to me, and have been discussed as such by scholars include Hosea 11:3-4, Hosea 13:8, Deuteronomy 32:11-12, Deuteronomy 32:18, Isaiah 66:13, Isaiah 49:15, Isaiah 42:14, Psalm 131:2, and Matthew 23:37.

            That being said, I don't think it's inaccurate or even radical to describe the Biblical God as a mother because there is a strong precedent, even if often brushed over. We are all, man and woman, created in God's image, and in heaven there is neither male nor female, master nor slave, so I think God could embody any earthy gendered role to any of us at any time. I just happen to be in a point in my life where God is as a mother to me.
            Anyways, thank you so very much! I'm a fan of your poetry.

            • Gary Edward Geraci

              Thanks for expressing your views so well for me; the pursuit of truth is our common goal. You are in my prayers!

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            • Poetic Dan

              Great writing, really enjoyed it. Thank you for bearing your all

            • FredPeyer

              Aislinn, I absolutely love this poem. It reminded me of a lady who once said to me: 'God is a woman, and SHE is black'!
              For me 'God' is universal power, the life force of which we are part of and from where we come, and to where we will return. Your beautifully written poem is exactly about this relationship. The power is within us and we are within it.
              You are an excellent writer!

              • Aislinn Wilson

                What a wonderful thing to say! I'd love to meet her!
                Thank you so much, that really means a lot.

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