Saturday, March 23, 2013

Oh my God...

Over at  d’Verse Poets place today we are invited to write a poem about an imagined conversation/interaction with a famous and/or historical person of your choice. 
Guess my imagination got a little carried away… 
but what a wonderful prompt to write!!  
Click on the pub link above and join us in the wonderful words of poets. = )

Oh my God… 

I didn’t see you there, right before my very eyes.
And me … mouth gaping… how classy.
Just as I never imagined it would be.
            (Cue the internal vice grip… great.)
Can’t sit, stand, kneel, run to or from.
Not one word, nothing.
But apparently that doesn’t stop my thoughts from racing.
Good thing you can read me that way.

            Oh my God.

For all the questions I have,
(I can’t think of one.)
For all the words ever welling, pouring, bouncing around my mind,
            (I can’t say one.)
I am rendered speechless.
            (You’re the only one who does that to me.)

And in return for all the words my tongue has slung
so effortlessly to curse, judge, wish and beg,
       (a catapult of self-perceived superior thought ammunition)
bombs that are quick to misunderstand and doubt,
lies that never bothered to wait for truth,
and even the ones my lovely side has penned in thankfulness and love…

You wrote words for me
my favorite gift…
my love song…
my writer love…
            (here I feel compelled to whisper a beloved’s “thank you,” but no… still, the vice grip.)

Then, all you do is smile.
Your signature  ‘I’ve known you your whole life’  smile,
the ‘you make me laugh’ smile,
            (and your body actually begins to chuckle silently)
a smile of sheepish delight 
that cajoles me to relax into safety and freedom, 
the one that, in spite of me, because of me, embraces me.
Your smile wrapping all the way around all of me.

            “Oh, my God… how did do you do that?”

(…  the only utterance that managed to escape my mouth ... great.)

Patricia Spreng


  1. haha...i would probably be struck mute as well...this was fun too...i love your words in the parenthesis, ha...allowing us to see some of the internal dialogue going on with yourself in his presence...smiles....very cool...

  2. You have rendered me speechless, the words slung from your tongue a sweet caress.

  3. ha...I really enjoyed that!!

  4. oh how you go from the first tension to the laughing, the knowing...the embrace...his smile wrapping all the way around all of you.... a wonderful write..

  5. Truly wonderful write, and those paranthesis really added to it :-)

  6. Oh My God indeed. That definitely would be quite a meeting. I would be speechless too. I love the smile wrapping itself all the way around you...brilliant.

  7. Beautiful! I thought to have a conversation with Him too, but like you, I knew I'd be rendered speechless. I love the way you pulled this off; wonderful write!

  8. Beautiful, a wonderful write.

  9. My first visit to your blog, Patricia and you certainly get the gold star here for ambition AND for pulling it off...

    "Then, all you do is smile.
    Your signature ‘I’ve known you your whole life’ smile,
    the ‘you make me laugh’ smile,
    (and your body actually begins to laugh silently)
    a smile of sheepish delight
    that cajoles me to relax into safety and freedom"

    Is a simple, humbly worded but still great imaginative evocation of what it would be like to be in the presence of God/a Holy presence. Made me smile too!! Thank you... Scott


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