Catechism

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Who made you?
God made me

What else did God make?
God made all things

Why did God make you and all things…
 …………..—Children’s Catholic Catechism

Catechism

god made the world
as much a sewer
as an emerald in space

why did god
make the world whirl,
was it grace?

and why me,
part dark part bright

why did god concoct schism,
emeralds, sewers,
shade and light,
television

why did god so diddle,
why make two poles?
……………Ah!
no ends, no middle

seeing  the corona of an eclipse,
grabbing the fire ring round
a vacant gate

here a veined leaf,
there scorched earth on an earthen plate,
bitterness unbounded, unbounded love
weightlessness and weight,
decision, indecision

are we made to love and serve
or launch hate on a roll,
made to suck the us from we?

But to suck the us from we leaves me
with no God above
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by Jim Culleny 12/28/12
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