Why I pray
. On the one hand, when I look around the world and see so much suffering and misery, I can only believe in the God of Job. The God who created the universe out of formless matter (not ex nihilo; that’s Genesis not Job), not for our satisfaction, but for His. Or as the liberation theologian Gustavo Gutiérrez puts it about the God of Job,
the speeches of God have brought home the fact that human beings are not the center of the universe and that not everything has been made for their service (p. 74)
Along with many theologians, I hold that Job 42:10-17 was an addition by later redactors to encourage the faithful. The Book ends with Job despising himself for his arrogance in questioning God, not with God rewarding his faith
Sorry,dear,I need to polish my laptop tonight
I have to wash my briefcase as the cat has had kittens in it
Why has the cat no basket?It hates shopping
I have to fill my 20 pens before the Conference pears come out
I have to collect my tranquillers from the late night Pharmacy and pick up a tart or two.And some bacon.I know we can’t eat but I like the smell of frying.
Yes,let’s get a divorce.But we’ll have to ave up for it for 10 years
You are mad because of the pain.So am I.
You have a very hot temper.Maybe you are a weapon of man destruction
When I feel enraged I clean the kitchen.
Don’t you feel I am listening?
I can feel you but not yout voice
Please turn off the TV.We don’t need any more drama.
Give me the remote,please.Why,can’t I press its buttons?
I want the remote.Buy your own.Rent one ot steal one
He is the man of mass infection.All the dead are in heaven and on earth it’s hell
Don’t keep watching me all the time.I am not a laptop dancer.
I like going to bed but it’s a sin.That makes it even better.
Why are all the children screaming Mum
Is a comma missing?
I like nonsense if I can misunderstand it at night
My tidy home
Proverbs play very important roles in different types of literary works. The most important function of proverbs is to teach and educate the audience. They often contain expert advice, with a role for educating the readers on what they may face if they do something. Hence, proverbs play a didactic role, as they play a universal role in teaching wisdom and sagacity to the common people. Since proverbs are usually metaphorical and indirect, they allow writers to express their messages in a less harsh way.
Proverbs in Literature
Example #1: Things Fall Apart (By Chinua Achebe)
“If a child washes his hands he could eat with kings.”
Meaning: If you remove the dirt of your ancestors, you can have a better future. Everyone can build his or her own fame.
“A toad does not run in the daytime for nothing.”
Meaning: Everything happens for a reason, and for something, not for nothingness.
“A child’s fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which its mother puts into its palm.”
Meaning: Children who obey their mothers are not punished.
Example #2: Romeo and Juliet (By William Shakespeare)
“The weakest goes to the wall.”
Meaning: Weak people are never favored.
The kaleidescope is shaken,something moves
Like the height of water in a tilted glass
The beast approaches shuffling off its groove
By poetry we cannot ever prove
We hope for Evocation like the Mass
The kaleidescope is shaken,something moves
We forget how culture used to soothe
The days of Lent and then the Friday Fast
The beast approaches shuffling past its groove
Here is Christ, Messiah,King of Jews
Here arrive the endangered and the mad
Are we shaken, are we even moved?
God or Satan, who do you think we choose?
Two heads on one coin, we have been had?
The beast approaches shuffling through the Louvre
The language is too violent,Precious Blood
Better play it softer or we flood
The kaleidescope is shaken, let’s be brave
The beast approaches shuffling from its cave
A contradiction felt outside
The sun, the wind, a barbed wire blade
It marks my flesh ; I run to hide
We ignore context and a guide
We live on earth not in a glade
A contradiction ,stealth as crime
The background alters all we find
The picture frame, the pins. the shades
This marks my heart;I long to hide
All bear suffering in the mind
So our being alters shape
Adds paradox to paradigm
From the Cross the man is draped
Our hearts bleed or do I lie?
All unmeasured by a tape
Can we find the will to make
From contradiction our own guide
Life marks the flesh, love haunts disguised