Sunday, November 21, 2010

What About You, Boy?

To the ilk of theologians who think that "we are all that [God] has at last," Mr. Manfred raises some questions:

What About You, Boy?
by Frederick Manfred

Is your work coming along?
Are you still making candles
Against darkness and wrong?
The whole thing is to blast.
Blast and blast again.
To fill the black
With songs, poems, temples, paintings,
Anything at all. Attack. Attack.
Open up and let go.
Even if it’s only blowing. But blast.
And I say this loving my God.
Because we are all he has at last.
So what about it, boy?
Is your work going well?
Are you still lighting lamps
Against darkness and hell?