Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Mind Of God


God takes her coffee black,
no sugar.

I didn't have to ask.
I can read God's mind.

God thinks tea parties
are for children and glassy-eyed dolls.
She'll make it rain
when she damn well pleases.

I didn't have to ask.
I can read God's mind.

God has a soft spot for widows and orphans.
She sends all attempts to "pray away the gay"
directly to voice mail.
She does not own a corporate jet.

I didn't have to ask.
I can read God's mind.

For the Giorgio de Chirico prompt at dVerse.  Automatic writing (free association) was very popular among Surrealists artists and poets.  This is where the painting took me.

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Sounds about right to me!! Great as always, MZ!

Sylvia

Alice Audrey said...

Sister! I read God's mind too. :)

Natasha said...

Now if you don't mind, remove yourself from my head for just a little bit :) Sorry, couldn't help it! Love this take, truly, and love your god! Bravo, once again, MamaPoet!

chromapoesy.com said...

I love it, but as a liberal with a lesbian mother it was preaching to the choir. However, I just spent the morning being preached to while I sat in the choir, I sang the Stabat Mater by the way. Immeasurably delightful!

Fireblossom said...

Those dolls didn't get glassy eyed from Darjeeling, honey.

libithina said...

so that's how he takes his coffee ~ A WONDERFUL take ~ loved the repeat ~ you can read God's mind ~ stunning ~ Lib

zongrik said...

I'm most curious as to why you chose to use "God" and not "Goddess."

hedgewitch said...

I have to say, if God was really like that I might not be an atheist.

Brian Miller said...

gods good like that...she probably eats baptists as a side to her coffee....

Mark Kerstetter said...

This poem doesn't say anything to me about de Chirico or the painting, but I like it - with me also you're preaching to the choir.

thingy said...

Incredibly original! Wonderful write. : )

C Rose said...

First I love that God is feminine in your write and it is powerfully expressed. The refrain was perfect! ~ Rose

Claudia said...

i drink my coffee black, no sugar as well...ya think that qualifies me...? smiles

anointedruins said...

Politically provocative, and very clever. Interestingly, at Mass yesterday the priest led a prayer for rain (we live in a drought stricken area), which I honestly thought was silly. While obviously I cannot read God the Father's mind, I recall reading somewhere that He lets it rain (or not) on the just and the unjust. For sure, He doesn't need a corporate jet.

Loved (and agree with) these lines:

God thinks tea parties
are for children and glassy-eyed dolls.


Nice work!

David

Mystic_Mom said...

Nice! Loved this. :-)

ayala said...

:) nice!

Titanium said...

Check, check and check! Goddess rules are full of the awesome.

All supplicants intent on 'praying the gay away' should be given colicky gay twins, a litter of beagle puppies with shingles and a broken dishwasher.

That should provide ample perspective and time for reflection.

-She Who Lives in the Ceiling

Heaven said...

"I can read God's mind"

These lines stood out for me.

I think this is the first time I have read that God is a woman ~ provocative ~

haikulovesongs said...

"She sends all attempts to "pray away the gay"
directly to voice mail."

love it!

my full name means "God judges me" ~ i don't think i want to read her mind. {smile}

deceptively sweet poem, MZ!

Christine said...

You nailed that one, so many ways to read this one I've reread it at least 5 times.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Love it, love it, love it. Pure - er - heaven.

Btw I can too and you're damn right.

(But I never asked how She likes Her coffee, and I'm glad to know I take mine the same way.)

Judith Lynn Kalinin said...

I like this alot...