This poem is about my experience of God. I comprehend that His existence cannot be grasped through the application of laws that govern the universes (Quantum physicists assert that, since an electron can simultaneously exist at more than one places, there is not one but many universes which are continuously replicating themselves).We cannot prove God through our five senses, we can only experience Him. Yet, being a rational animal, I try to rationalize and feel His existence through the mental processes that underlie everyday reasoning and perception. One of these processes is our neurons’ habit of filling in the blanks. The brain takes messy, incomplete input and turns it into a meaningful and complete picture. The mind also sees patterns in random data, which is why the sky is speckled with bears and big dippers. Why has the brain been designed in such a manner? Is it to receive messages from an “exalted soul” who is constantly asserting its existence through the ages, using prophets, saints, and psychics as instruments? God Knows!

In the medley of universes
I felt unsafe and alone
To deflect the demons of fear
Needed I a shield of my own
So I created Him
For my torments be blown
Created Him I in my own image
Because I needed someone well known
As the reality precedes the idea
The picture was first on my mind’s throne
He exists because He does not exist
For His presence cannot be normally shown
I feel secure with Him
But reach out to Him only when prone
Under normal circumstances
I rather depend upon me alone
He is the pretext for my excesses
I persecute others under his pennon
He fills the void in my life
That exists due to my being alone

Submitted: March 25, 2009

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Wed, March 25th, 2009 9:38am


Thanks for your comments ayesha. I cherish your one word.

Thu, March 26th, 2009 6:47am


great work..truly felt dat!

Wed, March 25th, 2009 3:45pm

Saleem Akhtar Malik

Thanks Tina4sunny for the kind words. You made my day.

Thu, March 26th, 2009 1:42pm

Saleem Akhtar Malik

Thanks a lot Bubbly. You are the only one so far who has identified the 'creation is the creator' concept in my poem.You do have an incisive mind.You are not the casual person you look - one "who would die laughing". Your laughter

Sat, March 28th, 2009 3:19am

Saleem Akhtar Malik

Thanks Dolphin!Do you know that when the ships capsize and people are drowning in the ocean, dolphins surround them and steer them toward safety. You have chosen a very meaningful and apt name for yourself. You do save the drowning people, I believe.LOL

Thu, May 3rd, 2012 2:50pm

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