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Why do We do What we do do do

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Why do We do What we do do do

Where, oh where, is God? 
When will the man child stop …asking why
stop searching [endlessly] for the other, the greater, the bigger
the more glorious presence.

This constant need to see other than oneself as the source.
Even with a brain [and we know Frank Baum has told us 
only STRAW men don’t have brains] we refuse to SEE, 
refuse like a baby forced to eat mashed peas.
We make our children…are we their God’s? Hell no!

We name this Creator… for man is nothing if not a naming being…
[The father says DA..the baby says DA! Daddy says cat, baby says CAT!]
It cannot exist for us without a naming, a judgment, a categorizing..
We cannot GROK it [as Heinlein Christ character, Valentine Michael Smith 
illustrates for us in Stranger in a Strange Land].
For something, someone, has to have made us, yes? no?
Oh yes, and they had to consciously decide to make 
something as marvelously special as us, didn’t they? it?
* Please referr back to verse 2 line 5.

Where oh where is God? When will the man child stop,
stop searching for the teat, stop the blame game,
accept the responsibility for fouling His own nest.

Why does God have to look like us? 
Does everything we create look like us? [The light bulb, the car? poo?]
Does that mean there is NO prime genitor if He/she/it doesn’t look like us?
Wait..wait..all of Creation manifests differently, eco systems need diversity to
maintain homeostasis! 
Yet we bawl…like babies..WHY are You killing me!
Why must I die? What mutant child have you given me 
this spawn of Satan! 

This prime genitor, this God, this be all, end all, know all, BEING,
this omnipotent source either is outside or us? or inside of us?
or we are inside of it? And if it knows us not …
If like the amoeba, it simply divides to exist, absorbs to exist, excretes to exist.
Why do we insist on worshiping it? Does it Know us?
Does it know all of its creations including man?
Is it an active participant in its own creations?
Refer to the book of life, the planet earth, the solar system,
the structure of an atom …
Use the brain you were given 
for YOU are not a Straw Man.


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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:40:00 PM
    dEBBIE, , stopping by to say hi and read your winning poem in CATIE'S ""Message in a Bottle "'' contest~ nice poem to read. have yourself a good day. always & forever ~LINDA

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Ouch!...My brain hurts...heavy stuff here, Deb but magnificent as well...My idea is that we took one verse from Genesis (So God created man in His own image) and twisted it around horribly and tried to create God in OUR image...how ignorant and arrogant is THAT?...I've read Heinlein's book at least five times...I remember that he, Tolkien and Vonnegut were all the craze during my hippie days...I've read all three voraciously...I will stop rambling now...

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:17:00 PM
    Happy New Year Debbie! I hope to be more active, and have more time to support your creative contests in this next year. In the meantime, many thanks for all the help in my writings of the past. I will no doubt be in need of advice and suggestions in the future as well. Thanks for always being a mentor to so many of us. Best wishes in 2013!

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 3:04:00 PM
    Awesome and excellent piece,Debbie...Great write...Congrats on your well deserved win in this contest.....

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 2:41:00 PM
    Debs, a hearty congrats for this poem full of wisdom...just reading the comments below tells me that the audience appreciated it as much as I did...love the contemplative lines at the end the most...sham wow! U did it! luv, gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 9:27:00 AM
    Why do our children look like us? If we are Gods children it is natural we look like him. Because I believe in God I do not feel like a straw man without a brain. I come from a thinking creative God and as a child of God I am created in his image and am therefore a creative thinking person. For me without God there is no light or Love. Thanks for a Poem that inspires conversation.

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 8:43:00 PM
    Congrats Deb on a big # 1..BG

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:29:00 PM
    congrats~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:29:00 AM
    A deep one, Debs. BIG congrats to you!

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 10:51:00 AM
    Congratulations Debbie, really deep and vast. Enjoyed and thanks for sharing these wonderful thoughts. Happy New Year. .......Love.Mehnaz.

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:08:00 AM
    Wow.....you touched a 'touchy' subject with deep commitment and thoughtfulness, and rightly expressed what many of us ponder every day....how we torture ourselves looking for something that is within each of us if only we looked deep enough to see our own worth, and use our brains wisely. Kuddos on your well deserved win. !

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:06:00 AM
    Congratulations Debbie, ...Seren

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:47:00 AM
    Debbie--as a student of the Torah, I find this is an interesting view...and I wonder, is there peace in this philosophy? And you, with your fantastic intellect and unique manipulation of passionate words, are you a mere foible? a jumble of atoms plopped into your chair?

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your first place win,Debbie!Have a nice day!

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 5:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your top win Debbie xx

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:18:00 AM
    Congratulations, Debbie! I had no idea this was your poem. I especially loved the theme of a God being inside ourselves. Indeed, that's where he may be found. I love that you have set the future's mind to think on these things. love and Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 8:40:00 AM
    Searching and profound, Debs! I think He is inside of our soul. When I was little I'd asked my mom about God...she'd said I'd only need to accept His presence. It had taken me years to understand what she'd meant.:) Perhaps we do have this tabula rasa 'straw head', but being open won't always mean just a brain function? Best wishes, peace and love, Mikki

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 7:15:00 AM
    Very deep and thought provoking. Like this from every side.

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 12:44:00 PM
    excellent poetry. will miss ya dear poetess, left 1 standing..... :) when one door closes another opens ;)

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 7:43:00 AM
    Okay, I really should have read this at night, after a cup of tea without Dora the Explorer singing in the background and my girl blowing zerburts in her milk. I like your honesty in this write, the naked language--I think that Chris would call this raw (?) How diverse we are here at Soup. And yet perhaps the elements are universal--pain, regret, anger, frustration, longings and curiousity--I am comfortable with my faith, and I am comfortable with those with different beliefs. S-mail re sonnets

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