How Now

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Why do you ask me where we are? 
I lost my bearings long ago. 
Each day is different, and yet very much
like all that have been or will be, amen.
You ask me for maps, for calculations, but 
why not shower the world with devotion?

~and why should we not sing~

celebrating what is here and now
but also what leaves and then returns? 
Every story continues beyond its ending.
Why not follow it around?
Why not grow wings, meet each day
without imprisoning it in either space or time?

The NaPoWriMo prompt today is to write a poem that poses a series of questions. Since the majority of my poems ask questions, I also incorporated Merril’s dVerse prompt to write a puente.

27 thoughts on “How Now

  1. You know, I wonder if it isn’t that idea of continuity, the cycle, the story continuing after death that isn’t anathema to some religious beliefs. The idea that we have a story and our own story continues, and doesn’t join that amorphous river of praise to the highest that subsumes the individual story. As if we don’t count, our role is to swell the heavenly ranks and that’s all. Like you, I prefer to celebrate the here and now, what goes, and what comes back.

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    1. That’s an interesting thought Jane. I’ve always found the idea of being “saved” to be a strange one. And heaven holds no appeal to me at all. Who would want to hang out with God?

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      1. It’s odd that descriptions of Paradise fall so flat when compared with Hell. As if the imaginations of the writers of scripture went to town on evil but really couldn’t think of anything much to say about eternal happiness. It couldn’t be carnal for obvious reasons, and animals weren’t allowed, or anyone who might have been up for a bit of fun. All they ever come up with is disembodied praising of this being we don’t even get to see. Some prospect.

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  2. This

    Every story continues beyond its ending.
    Why not follow it around?

    and this

    Why not grow wings, meet each day
    without imprisoning it in either space or time?

    I think you broke my brain, Kerfe. Even my imagination is having a hard time grasping these concepts.

    ❤
    David

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  3. I absolutely love the wisdom in this lovely Puente. “Why not grow wings, meet each day without imprisoning it in either space or time?” Yes! 💝💝

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