Playing God

Playing God

You sat children on your knee

just like he did.

Were you playing God then,

creating Him in your image?

Did you claim your power

In His name,

the power to be

a “slayer of souls?” *

And when you realized

you were not God after all,

when you lay dying in a bed of sweat,

did you know fear then?

And when you breathed

your last breath

and went to meet your God,

did you know despair then?

Did it crush you,

stealing your words

and leaving you powerless

as we once were in your hands?

And in your despair did you pray to be released

from the hell you had been shown,

And did this prayer go unheard

like a child’s silent tears in the night?

If so,

then perhaps,

there is a God,


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I am a wife and mother, a once-Catholic now UCC Christian, with a degree in Theology, a Masters in Religious Education, 27 years of theology teaching experience -- mainly High School, some College. I am now working as a Hospital Chaplain and feeling humbled and privileged every day. I love my family and I love to write; writing helps keep me sane. Published writing: • From Hurt To Healing, Publish America 2004, ebook on Amazon, 2011; •"Forgive and Forget," America Magazine, September 16, 2002; •"From Victim to Victimizer," Human Development Magazine, Summer 2005; • It's Just Not Fair, Introducing The Fairly-Good Mother, ebook at Amazon, 2011; • Traces of Hope: Surviving Grief and Loss, March 2015, St. Johann Press

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