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Dangers of Taking God's Place

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Dangers of Taking God's Place

I woke up believing I was Lord
What a foolish man I have become
one day I'll be cut down by a sword

Him in my image, I must be dum
My limitations are way to great
What a foolish man I have become

I believe in nothing maybe fate
My days darker than the darkest night
My limitations are way to great

Spiritual blindness devoid of light
I have a soul I can't satiate
My days darker than the darkest night

Love has left me I am joined to hate
Seeking pleasure in a different place
I have a soul I can't satiate

One day I will see God face to face
He will decide the time and the place
I will wake up and know I'm not Lord
Just a human felled by my own sword

Response to Caution
Abdul Malek's Poem
Providing alternate perspective, not meant to be disrespectful. 
Thanks Abdul for the challenge. For me I believe in more than me,
I know myself to well to believe I am capable of being or creating
God.

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 2:29:00 AM
    No one can take his place... no one. The created can't take over the Creator. A great sense of denial in this. Profound and well thought out, as always Rick! This is off topic, but I remember reading up on Buddha and how he told his followers he didn't want to be worshiped. Now there's a religion called Buddhism?? I don't understand people's train of thought...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Timothy. Man turns to imaginary gods so that he can make his own rules. Then somehow hordes follow him off the cliff, as they say the blind leading the blind.
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 11:30:00 AM
    Any man that is worshipped as a god brings destruction. Usually to his own family and people. I agree that believing in a just and forgiving, yet holy, Creator of the universe, (the God of the Bible) is way better than believing that we ourselves are gods. Great job with the terzanelle, Richard.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/18/2013 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks isaiah
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 10:54:00 AM
    I give you a 7. Richard - this is good. We all know that no one could ever take Gods" place, but we can all have strnge dreams. I have a poem here. A Dream - it reminds me of this one. Maybe you want to check it out. Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/20/2013 11:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On my way
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 10:09:00 AM
    i agree with your each word, Richard...we hv far too limitations to call ourselves the creators of anything... our Creator is limitless in all respects...the day we will understand this and submit ourselves completely to His will ,will be the day of bliss for ourselves...otherwise this life is a futile exercise and nothing else...:))

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/20/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Irfana, I so appreciate your words.