at least one god

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

If there is a god, and I’m not saying there is,

But if there is at least one god anyway,

Then what is time to a god?


Is one hundred years a minute to a god?

Or does god slow time down, I mean,

How else do you get everything done?


You know time is elastic, right?

Of course you know that, about gravity

Warping space and time.


High and fast at the mountain peak,

(I thought that was because of the chill.)

At the Dead Sea time is predictably slower.


If time can go faster and slower,

Then time is not absolute and so,

In theory, anyway, time can reverse.


And what I really want to know is this:

Does at least one god ever go back to fix its mistakes?




Submitted: April 17, 2021

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Great poem. And your final couplet an FAQ by Neanderthals and Denisovans...

Sat, April 17th, 2021 5:36pm


Thanks Adam. I think nature knows how to fix mistakes if those silly humans don't keep making a mess.

Sun, April 18th, 2021 10:32am

olive tree

I like the juxtaposition of the chilly mountain peak and the Dead Sea

gods are ideas. the real god is nature and we will never truly understand.

rational thought can be misleading

Sat, April 17th, 2021 7:13pm


Thank you. I could not agree with you more - nature is the god we've tried to remake in our own image.

Sun, April 18th, 2021 10:28am

88 fingers

He gets someone from the PR department to handle it

Sat, April 17th, 2021 7:27pm


Uh oh we're doomed! :-)

Sun, April 18th, 2021 10:26am

tom mcmullen

Well written,interesting thoughts Stellanotte

Wed, October 20th, 2021 3:17am


Thank you Tom.

Wed, October 20th, 2021 12:23pm

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