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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Containing the Stars

Courtesy Pinterest
 
 
Linking with Susan's prompt at Mid-week Motif~ Science over at Poet's United
 
 
 
"Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men."
 ~Jean Rostand
 
 
 
 

It has been whispered in my ear yet forever is such a mighty word we use with such frequent casualty flinging it around like a kite on display

with the recklessness of dreamers and earnestness of poets

 
as if we could truly contain the stars in a tin can

 
we chase forever's essence as if it could be caught

 
it has been written before me yet religion is such a fragile word
 

we say with such power
 

shuffling it around on desk tops like legal documents
 

with the harshness of scientists and disregard of fools

 
as if we could truly contain the stars in a tin can
 

we try to see the face of God

 
ignorant to the revelation that we have already seen the sparkle in His eyes.
 
 
 
This is an old poem that I wrote a long time ago, but I felt it fit the prompt so well that  I thought I would re-post it and share it again.  The subject of God and science has always been so controversial.  So many do not agree, and even more just only have faith in what they can see with their own two eyes, and touch with their own hands.  This life is a beautiful mystery indeed, and we are all seekers of the truth, but we learn more when we open up our hearts than when we open up any text book in our reach.