I Dream of Deity

underdarkness's picture

God came to me in a dream and said,
“Hey Greg, have you ever realized
that only crazy people are blessed with visions of me?”

I said, “Why, yes God, that is true, if only for the fact
That the people you choose to contact fail to realize that
Your presence is but a dream.” I said as several pink
flamingos flew by my head.

God expressed a great, booming laugh, “That is why I have come
to you, my child. I wish for you to partake in everyday deeds and relish in
the triviality of it.”

I pondered aloud, “God told me to buy some groceries.”

“Indeed,” said God, “I have gotten a bad rep from this silly
war on terror. It was never my intention. Allah is a buddy of mine,
we drink on alternating Tuesdays. I call it ‘Tuesdays with Allah’.
Something of a throwback to 'Tuesdays with Morrie'. I’ve never read it.”

I began to question God’s decision to show himself
in the dreams of a homosexual, agnostic, liberal vegan.
Before I could voice any opinion, however, God said,
“Shut the fuck up with the stupid shit in your brain and do as I say,
for I am the Lord your God, whether you believe in me or not.”

Soon I woke up and did as God told me.
I mean, what the hell choice did I have? The message was clear.

Before I woke up, however, God had one more thing to say,
“Greg, please write this down in a clumsily metered poem.”

And it was good.


patnelsonchilds's picture

Very Good, Sir Greg

Though I see this as more of a satirical vignette (not to be confused with a tangy vinaigrette). I could go on with the intellectual puns, but then someone would come and kill me.

Anyway, well done.


- Pat Nelson Childs
"bringing strong gay & lesbian characters to Sci-Fi & Fantasy"

underdarkness's picture

You have inspired me to

You have inspired me to write a "Balsamic Vignette"

typicalmusician's picture

Oooh, I wanna see! :-P

Oooh, I wanna see! :-P

elph's picture

Very Instructive Dream!

Greg, I truly enjoyed this divine revelation. I hope this could be the beginning of a book...

But before submitting it for publication, you might consider running the title through a spell checker (I wish I did emoticons; I must learn!).

underdarkness's picture

Spellchecker has been

Spellchecker has been enacted. Error found.

Thanks :P

elph's picture

Hey, You Changed It...

Now no one will know what we're talking about!

Anyway... I think you'll appreciate what a problem this has been for spelling "rules" that have so many exceptions:


Fiona Rosge's picture


That was weird, I read this and I was all no way this is a real dream, no matter how imaginative you are you couldn't dream but somthing like this and now I realize it in your ending. It was cool I guess
Come Josephine in my flying machine
Going up she goes up she goes
Balance yourself like a bird on a beam
In the air she goes there she goes
Up, up, a little bit higher
Oh, my, the moon is on fire