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God Is...

How closely do we wrap our faith and conviction in life,
is it the things that determines who is our wife.
What morals do we instill and what scruples do we throw aside,
what is the true meaning of life and where does it reside?

What book, of Text is the complete divine word of all truth,
and are we to understand it before we walk away from our youth?
What priest's words will convict some but show pride on the few,
and why are those words the only one they think are true.

Is Salvation given to the slave of ignorance and greed,
for is not our own hunger for life and justice, our only seed?
I am truly vexed at the world that I was born into this time and place,
for I see only greed and selfishness, on every living face.

Where is Jesus? Buddha or the prophets that came before,
is this a world these  want prophets of no more?
Where did we go so wrong, that we are left completely alone,
cast in an ocean of discontent, dyeing on a forgotten thrown?

Stewards of life and the Earth we are held to this sight,
maybe our real salvation lasts in our very might.
There is the rub, for why should we look for God to do,
when the true work resides in me and you.

The rapture does not reside in the heaven's above,
it is to know that we should live with each other, in respect and love.
The truest God is perfect like we all can come to be,
for if you really understood life, you will see that God is simply you and me.

Copyright © Robert Niswander

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  1. Date: 9/29/2009 2:59:00 AM
    A truly enjoyable poem. It was nice to wake up this morning and read your work. A lot of spiritual questions that I think we both know the answer to but does cause one to think. Keep writing. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 7:38:00 AM
    Thank you for your welcom blog comments today Robert.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 5:38:00 AM
    On the verse God's continue it as the author would have made the assume I thought I knew who "resided" on "God's Side" I don't think God takes sides ;) I believe we all are a part of the body of god. God is both inside of us and outside of us and the sooner "man" stops thinking in terms of "sides" the better. Light & Love and thanks so much for reading my verses.

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 3:05:00 PM
    Amen...and believe don't hear me say that often....please read..God's Side and God's Voice....I bet you'll like them! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 3:20:00 AM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Robert. I truly enjoyed reading your poetry this morning. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors and in life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 11:10:00 PM
    God created man in his image.... not his divine power but image.. this is so real and as you read you really think about the words that are written. I love this poem and I got to add to my favorites... use to have alot but I have cut them to a few... I guess a change of heart realizing what folks really mean by some words. I heard it's not to good to have to many philosophies... guess time will tell, enjoyed and enjoy your night! :):) d:b. Welcome to the soup! :)