“Being faced with the reality of the horrific actions of the human species to each other and the earth, alongside our admirable advances in civilization over the centuries, I chose to express my personal notion of G*d in a poem, in hopes of expanding an optimistic perspective that does not preclude doubts or disasters.” Richard R. Forberg
G*D is in the Wisdom
G*d is in the wisdom of the elders
passed down over the millennia
remembered and told repeatedly
in spoken languages created for the purpose
then written in letters on lasting substance.
G*d is in the love of the parents
conceiving and nurturing their children
living and sharing the values of community
with the benefits of respect and peaceful exchange
among the families, tribes, cities and nations.
G*d is in the actions of the children
innate and learned, born and unborn,
so full-of-self as they grow, then
suffering the pains of self-fullness
they may struggle and so find the wisdom.
G*d is in the searching of scientists
when careful, honest and enlightened
and only then, able to see and know
what was never seen or known before
about the creation of it all.
G*d is in the busy-ness of the people
all intuitive inventors of their world,
failing and finding better ways to live
for themselves and others as they seek
to barely survive or stumble on riches.
G*d is in the messengers and prophets
but also in the false prophets,
who painfully teach us to think for ourselves
and learn who to trust among those
promising easy answers and unearned results.
G*d is our ability to know and speak,
to fail and learn, to teach and prosper
then expand and pass that wisdom
through endless generations
of imperfect people.