For National Poetry Month this year, I wrote the following poem and pasted it on my Facebook page:
In the beginning
after the world was formed
and mountains took shape
and rivers determined to snake
It was only at that point
with the birth of flesh
did breath become air
and our eyes skywards-stared
Well, shortly after, a random man replied to inform me that “the bible doesn’t say this!” I was flummoxed.
Then I got irritated and wrote something back along the lines of “Errr…. there’s a form of writing in this world known as poetry…”. He never replied.
Sadly, this- for me, is where religion clashes with Christianity.
Religion is about rules and faith is about our relationship (with God)- in my opinion.
Here was someone was as blind to poetry as was humanly possible.
How else can this poet interpret the birth of the universe from a biblical perspective …..sheeesh!
Anyway, to save myself the headache, I promptly forgot about the comment …and him.
And I probably need to prepare to be misunderstood several more times.
After all, you can’t please EVERYONE can you?
Poets United (189 words)