for a while
I was certain
would they teach it
in almost every school
i began to think
since all our money
in god we trust
that it must be
but which dialect
all the harsh words
between religious folks
surely there’s a difference
ways of speaking
but the problem
became even more confusing
when I realized
all over the world
in their own language
most of them must be wrong
given all the world conflicts
so i’m certain
there must be just one language
we must use
to get through to god
you have me thinking while i’m smiling. Thanks for morning laugh…and indeed morning thought.
Dont worry about language and all.
Thru your conscience you can talk to god.
someone should be reciting these poems of fanatics 🙂
its a silent one Charlie …
All those “one”, “the ONLY one”, the way, the only way–could it be that all the languages are really only one?
And if everyone is praying–then who is doing all the war-ring? I’m having issues with politicians who spout spirituality–is this an oxymoron?
yep, Babel. btw.. am putting your link on my blog roll.
Powerful poem, Charles! Love Tilly Bud’s comment about prayer!
You raise a good point. Is it possibly just our foolish languages that cause all the problems? Maybe those Mondlango / Esperanto people had a really good idea…
Clapping! I remember wondering this once upon a time! Ah! You make me feel young! 🙂 I decided, in the longrun, He is multilingual.
Good one! Even in my own ancestry, same religion, I find god understood, first, Dutch-and-only-Dutch; a century and a half later it was German-and-only-German; now, several centuries down the road it turns out he understands English in addition to Dutch, German, etc. Seems god can learn new languages when he has to… or should I say, when we give him permission. 😉
E pluribus unum
sorry, couldn’t resist. Great poem, Charles (Caveat emptor should replace the “one” above)