Is God Asleep

I choke on soot, my homeland shudders;
“Is God asleep?” the prophet mutters.
With fire on my tongue, how brave can I be?
Braver than ships exploring the sea?
Mine are the questions that no one answers;
At half past midnight, I join the dancers.
With reverence and gratitude I pause—
The white wolf takes me gently in his jaws.


Couplets © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #270
More Writers’ Pantry #24 at Poets and Storytellers United


Posted on June 14, 2020, in couplets, Poets & Storytellers United, Rhyming poetry, The Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. God is taking a vacation

  2. At least the wolf is being gentle with you…for the moment!

  3. He might be asleep, but the nightmare’s ours for sure.

  4. Ponderable questions the answers lie in your heart
    Happy Sunday Maggie
    Thanks for dropping by my sumie Sunday


  5. “With fire on my tongue, how brave can I be?” .. Sigh .. but we must.

  6. The more I read, the straighter I sat in my chair … at attention!!!

  7. Ah, I love this, especially the wolfy one. Smiles.

  8. Midnight finds a lot of people up looking for answers these days.

  9. Susie Clevenger

    I too wrestle with midnight and wonder when the nightmare we find ourselves in will end.

  10. Ominous dances with surreal in the last stanza. I never thought a bite could read like a sigh. But I guess it can.

  11. Beautifully written! Perhaps even half-past midnight is not quite too late. Certainly high time to join those who are taking action.

  12. i love your rhymes. they are innovative and at times wise and soothing. thanks for sharing.

  13. A lot of food for thought Lots of questions get unanswered so a good idea to join he dancers. Love the gentle whit wolf

  14. I love the way you’ve expressed the current climate in rhyming couplets and rhetorical questions, and the evocative ending.

  15. More to think about than my mind wants to handle.

  16. You are really good at this. God has left the building or has joined the dancers.

  17. Interesting imagery here…that white wolf showing up at the end?… it!

  18. Oh, the last one caught me off guard!

  19. Sometimes the answers are for questions that no one asked. Is the white wolf part of God’s plan?

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