The God Who Loves You by Carl Dennis | Poetry Foundation

It must be troubling for the god who loves you…

Caring for other human beings has a transforming effect on a person’s perspective.  Being a parent – and especially a parent of teens – forces one to accept that, although we can see the outcome as clear as day, our child’s free-will oft times supersedes our authority.

Here the author seems to personify God with similar authority of a parent: watchful and omniscient, prone to anxiety and disappointment, vigilant and hopeful, and yet still powerless to the free-will of His creation.  This is a stunning poem with a clear voice of the author, yet infinite so to touch all people in moments of reflection and self-assessment.

Source: The God Who Loves You by Carl Dennis | Poetry Foundation

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