Sunday, 6 May 2012

30th October 2009

God wears a mask
Not recognizable any more;
Until six months ago
He was my God and benefactor,
Guardian angel and protector,
For fifty-one years of my life;
Now He wears war paint
And counts me among His enemies;
Even my cats are not spared
From His fearsome arrows,
Dropping like flies

Like victims of a holocaust
Or that of a private vendetta.

9th October 2009

Global economies to manage,
Births and deaths worldwide to keep track of,
Starving or undernourished multitudes to feed,
Hurricanes, earthquakes and conflicts around the world to respond to:
With so much for God to worry about,
I wouldn't be surprised if He's been too busy 
To open the file on His 'IN' tray marked 'Prayers Received'
And find amongst the millions of entries
The one bearing my name.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

4th July 2009

Give thanks to the Lord
For the air we breathe upon waking up each day,
For the food that fills the hunger in our bellies,
For the jobs we have that pays our bills,
Fo the roofs over our heads,
For the water that flows every time we turn on the tap,
For the legs that move every time we walk,
For the eyes that see every time we open them,
For bringing us home safely at the end of the day,
For the peace and tranquility enjoyed throughout the land,
For everything we otherwise take for granted
And truly appreciate only when we have them no more.

16th June 2009 - II

What are we if not pawns on a giant chessboard
To be moved about as pleased
And even sacrificed if necessary
As suits the game plan or battle strategy

And when comes the time,
Eventually retired or replaced
The day the council elders grow tired and weary

Of playing the same old game with the same old chess pieces
Day in, day out,
Where a single day lasts a lifetime,
It is believed,
And where a week equals seven earthly generations,
It is also believed.

16th June 2009 - I

What a terrible thing is food
For the fuel it was intended to be
Has now become my lord and master
At whose tyrannical mercy am I
From morning till night till morning again
But if it's the engine that's really at the heart of the problem
It's the engine then that needs looking into
Rather than the fuel be faulted
In which case a new fuel source would be needed
And for which a new fuel-compatible engine would be required
As has been achieved by some of the world's major car manufacturers today
In view of a petroleum-depleted world some time tomorrow.