If We Were Gods – a poem

“If We Were Gods”
a poem by Jeremy C Kester

We seek to control others
To determine their thoughts
Their wants
And what they should do
As though we were gods
Meddling in mortal affairs
Forgetting ourselves
We are but the mortals
Floundering without control
Knowing nothing
Of ourselves
Thinking to control others
When we cannot control the self
Yet do we know even
Who we are
But… by all means
We think to ourselves
To control all else but ourselves

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Poem written by Jeremy C Kester
©2023 Jeremy C Kester – All Rights Reserved


3 responses to “If We Were Gods – a poem”

  1. PLEASE sir your poems are great
    Please teach me how to make my mine 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I appreciate it! I have never thought that I am one to teach poetry, but here’s a few of the things I do:
      1) Dance with the truth. Keep it close, even when what you write is imaginary or “a lie”, in a manner of speaking
      2) Play with word/phrase meanings. Often times I personally like it best pushing words to the edge of their meaning or inverting them. I always see poetry as playing with language to paint a picture or emotion
      3) Don’t lock yourself into a structure (unless you really are trying to write a sonnet, haiku, or something that is pretty locked in, of course). Let the poem decide where to go
      4) This ties back into #1, and is most important to me: make sure it means something to you. Others may read the meaning differently, but as long as it means something to you, the emotions will come through


      1. Ohh my thanks alot sir


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