Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pretend Play

Photo by Tracey Grumbach

I play that I'm God
and wonder if God ever
plays at being me.

Does she walk my street,
get her feet stepped on, and take
her own name in vain?

Does she wash the car
knowing full well that shit falls
from a cloudless sky?

Or, does she just do
what I should have done and take
a well-deserved nap?

For Poetics at dVerse

26 comments:

Brian Miller said...

excellent...love the opening line...reminds me a bit of saul williams when he says,

Never question who I am
God knows
And I know god personally
In fact he let's me call him me

i have it when that happens too right after washing the car...

Claudia said...

haha..nice...i'm never washing my car...ugh...but maybe she would..

Louise said...

lol...very good. You feel she definitely would take a nap... ;)

ds said...

Ha! "...shit falls from a cloudless sky" True that. She deserves that nap.

hedgewitch said...

My sense is that its a permanent nap, with the Do Not Disturb sign up so the annoying mortals can't get in, but I'd much rather see you being the Deity than vice versa. I'm glad someone picked this picture as it's really alive, and you did it full justice here.

Heaven said...

I specially like the first stanza...nice play here ~

Fireblossom said...

That opening premise is weird and marvelous and completely outre. I love it.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A very clever, creative twist of fantasy laden with some challenging thoughts!

Laurie Kolp said...

God as a she... I love it (reminds of the book The Shack).

Fred Rutherford said...

Very nice job with these Haiku. Really like the deep questioning you focus upon in each. Great job. Thanks

Mary said...

I think God has spent a bit too much time napping and not paying attention to things that He/She should have been paying attention to and dealing with here on earth. Just my take.

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, she takes a bloody good long nap! despite the shyte ;)

Raivenne said...

Oh my, how I simply love this! Nice take on the photo.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Delightful!

The Christ Child at Play

J Cosmo Newbery said...

God's definitely napping.

beccagivens said...

I vote for a LONG LONG nap ... delightful! This is my Day 8 ~~ Waiting Their Turn.

Susie Clevenger said...

God might need therapy if he/she played at being me...lol Love this!!

chromapoesy.com said...

Amazing work again from you; I think she may well play through you.

EJ said...

I love the image of God taking her own name in vain :)

Anonymous said...

Today's words are up, Kelli:

http://rosemarymint.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/monday-melting-week-12/

☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬ said...

Lovely set and beautiful flow :)

manicddaily said...

Sounds good.

Tara R. said...

That first stanza pretty much says how I've been living for a while now. Perfect.

happygirl said...

Sweet. Slightly irreverent. I think God does know JUST what it's like to be me.

haikulovesongs said...

LOVE this!

unsungpoet said...

This is a fantastic and entertaining contemplation...