Saturday, January 21, 2017

Voice Of God

I could bear the voice of God
if only it would stop

sounding so mean,
so male,
so Mars and misogynistic,

and so utterly de(i)void
of anything
like mercy.

For the Sunday Mini-Prompt at Real Toads

19 comments:

grapeling said...

me too

thotpurge said...

Agree!! :)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Tsk! I fear you have been misled. That sounds more like the voice of the President.

Sioux said...

Your poem hurls me back to Friday. I wake up, and think, 'It's just a nightmare,' but then I realize that it's NOT a nightmare. It's NOT an awful dream. It's our horrible reality... for the next four years.

brudberg said...

I hear a voice like that as long as I'm far from any churches

said...

I connect the most with the first two lines. A lot of the time, I just don't want to hear it. But the problem is with me, not Him.

blueoran said...

The sound of the ghost of Alpha Male Past is the radiation sickness in Rush & Fox & Co., weirding the more outre it becomes. A terror become a guilt become a peeve with the power to wield fraudulent rage. American ISIS, dirty white boys raising fists in retro rain. What's weird to everyone not wired to that voice (a majority aren't) is that there is no content to it, nothing that connects with the heart. Just white noise. An empty pulpit still echoing wih rage. Anyway, amen.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such palpable emotion in your verse!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

The male imperative is hard to silence.

hedgewitch said...

Sometimes it's not a bad thing to be deaf. An agile and sharply pointed piece, MZ, and frankly, one gets tired of that Voice no just wanting our devotions, but constantly praising Itself.

Fireblossom said...

"de(i)void"

you clever thing you.

Kim Russell said...

sounding so mean,
so male,
so Mars and misogynistic
Mmmm - I agree!

Outlawyer said...

well, some people's God! very well-phrased, and striking and clever--for these times and any times. I am lucky to just internalize the God i want! Thanks so much, MZ, for sharp poem. k.

angieinspired said...

oh, have mercy

Magaly Guerrero said...

Earmuffs can be such a blessing at times...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

LOL. I thought the same as Rosemary.

Other Mary said...

Yeah, I don't think She sounds like that at all.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

You spoke that right out of my head! Lol!

Helen said...

Amen, amen.