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dippin dots gods (full length) by strugelje

Below you’ll find a poem by strugelje titled “dippin dots gods (full length)” from his book of poetry,  dippin dots gods.  strugelje is an author and poet in Atlanta. His work has appeared in various publications including Barrelhouse, The Good Men Project and 50 Haikus. His work is available on Amazon. Featured artwork is by strugelje‘s brother Phil. 

dippin dots gods (full length)

we are
all
dippin dots gods eternal souls
in finite rinds
of flesh

gods all
we are eternal in every direction every dimension
we have always been
always will be
are
perfect
immortal
indestructible
omniscient
eternal souls
spirits
gods
all of us
each of us
all floating
gods in infinity

and
once
in our eternal lifetime we get bored in paradise take for granted
for one instant
all the perfection
all the beauty
all the knowledge
in the vast universe
one time we
question

we spoiled all knowing gods

after questioning
-just that one instant-
we are suddenly bored
by our immortality
find our invincibility trivial our god lives too predictable

then
we gather to ourselves the hubris of the spoiled the overwealthed overindulged
the hubris of gods
all knowing
floating in infinity

only once
over vast eon oceans of time
only in gods like us
do thoughts of things
greater than
perfection
invincibility
immortality
omniscience
only once over vast eon oceans of time do such incredible
irrational
hubris thoughts
arrogances
pop slyly
into the minds of gods like us

then
with thoughts of more and better
we leave infinity
we dip our souls down into this earth
into this flesh
into this randomness into this becoming organic
alive
mortal
and we choose
each of us choose
-on larks mostly!-
to see for ourselves this possibility another side
this paradise plus one

we were innocent
were we not
getting involved in this?

we were stupid
were we not
thinking our invincibility our immortality
made us wise unreachable?

a god’s one weakness
to believe in something more is enjoyed
and lost
only once
in the lifetime of a god

the math is simple
but
must be learned
for ones gods self
you cannot add to perfection every move is down from paradise

when we came here
dreaming insanely for more
we were hoping for a new thrill a good ride
on a great roller coaster
a paradise plus one

and
never one to let us down this earth
this temporary home
has shown herself
a damned fine entertainment a vast playland machine created by gods
designed
as a roulette wheel
or an abacus
this gods eniac
cranking out
gristing
milling
each god’s one chance
-to learn

leaving here
leaving this place called earth we will be perfect

again
return to invincibility
to immortality
to omniscience
upgraded
new and improved
gods without thoughts of further possibility finally perfect
without the defect
of naivete

dippin-DOTS-50s-style

2 Responses to “dippin dots gods (full length) by strugelje”
  1. oklok 8 July 2014 at 12:17 am #

    This headline is a bit of strange for me hahah dippin dits gods :S

  2. Wan 12 November 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    moire patterns are made. White dots eexprss symbolic beauty of natural phenomenon such as Komorebi (sunbeams streaming through leaves), Yurameki (shimmering ocean), Konayuki (powder snow). See a related artwork, White Dots Room :

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