by Larry Brody
NOTE FROM LB:
It’s a showbiz world, kids, and has been for awhile. I first realized this fact back in the early ’90s, and one byproduct of my attempt to grapple with the New Reality Paradigm was this poem, which, yes, still seems pretty damn true.
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God was quite a showman six thousand years ago.
Look at all that stuff with Moses, for example.
The staff turning into a serpent was just openers.
God called out the plagues. Famine, and
Pestilence, even frogs, for Christ’s sake!
But what impresses me is how God kept hardening
Pharaoh’s heart. Remember? Pharaoh kept caving
In, telling Moses, “Okay, you win.”
But then God would make him change his mind.
And why? Because if Moses won too easily
God wouldn’t be admired. He’d be no
Big Deal God at all. Wouldn’t need the whirling cyclone
Leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Wouldn’t need the
Grand finale at the Red Sea.
The whole thing was scripted, stage-managed, and
Produced by God Himself for His own personal
Glory. But what I want to know is what’s happened to
Him since. Is He retired? Resting on His laurels?
Showing His trophies to various angels and
Remembering the good old days? And what about
The triumphant comeback? Will He be making it soon?
Or is the show still going on, with no one watching,
No one getting what He’s trying to do?
Larry Brody is the head dood at TVWriter™. Although the book whose cover you see above is for sale on Kindle, he is posting at least one poem a week here at TVWriter™ because, “As the Navajo Dog herself once pointed out to me, ‘Art has to be free. If you create it for money, you compromise your artistic vision by trying to please those who are paying. If you don’t accept money, you can be yourself. Like your art, you too are free.’”
Who is the Navajo Dog? Keep coming back and you’ll see.