Adeline Foster

Gold Star - 9,191 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

~if There Be No God - Poem by Adeline Foster

~ If There Be No God

If there be no God,
Then all the stars, that in their place
Have aeons roamed abroad,
Would long ago have lost the trace
Of orbits-if there be no God.

If there be no God,
Then justice in the heart of man
Would be a fake-a senseless fraud;
Each for himself alone would stand-
No honor-if there be no God.

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Comments about ~if There Be No God by Adeline Foster

  • (8/29/2016 2:03:00 PM)


    I used to dream of living in cities I visited. Innsbruck and Prague were favourites, but too far away from the Sea, near where I was born. I would be yearning for the coves and woodlands I knew as a child and especially the Sea.
    This is a deep feeling we all share and you have expressed it with great style.
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  • Abduhoo Salamath (8/26/2016 11:15:00 AM)


    woow...excellent..what a imagination...100% true.. i agrre with you. (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (8/26/2016 4:15:00 AM)


    if there be no God u n I wouldn't be poets as it needs a spiritual heart to know the subtle streams of verse......nice n true (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/27/2016 3:37:00 PM)


    If there be no God then let my tears flow like a river with no end. Such a powerful perspective! God is pleased with you poem! (Report) Reply

  • Mary Angela Douglas (7/23/2016 3:05:00 PM)


    Dear Adeline,

    Thank you for all your uniquely thoughtful and kind comments on my poems today. I am a contrary person. If someone says Read in the imperative anything I automatically don't want to do this. I am worse in this way since I retired. But your name is Adeline the same as my maternal great grandmother and amazingly your last name is the maiden name of my paternal grandmother so I have to pay attention. Still, I am contrary, so instead of reading the poems you suggested I meandered over to your poetry well kept and well ordered neighborhood with the vivid flowers and the well ordered (deep green?) elegant fences and read this poem. And wanted to cry because it shows a depth of feeling toward God I cannot help but honor and speaks even of honor itself a word you almost never hear anymore, ANYWHERE. I love this poem. And I intend to read all your poems only, contrary wise, forgive me, when you are least expecting it so it will I hope be a felicitous surprise. I am glad you are a teacher of poetry. You actually know what it is. I have a feeling all your poems are beautiful, beauty in the sense of image and meaning perfectly ordered. Have a wonderful day and thank you again. Mary (yes I know, mary mary quite contrary) Angela Douglas
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  • Soulful Heart (7/14/2016 10:20:00 AM)


    short and point blank reminder of how fortunate we are for being His special creation.......beautiful... (Report) Reply

  • Leah Ross (4/22/2016 4:45:00 PM)


    very beautiful very profound write makes one think (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2016 12:48:00 PM)


    Thank you, Adeline. You reminded of the main things in our life. (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (3/16/2016 2:17:00 AM)


    I like how exactly you mention the main things to show the nonsense of not believing in God. Thank you!

    Would be a fake-a senseless fraud;
    Each for himself alone would stand-
    No honor-if there be no God.
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  • Vincent Bayer (1/31/2016 1:00:00 PM)


    there is something very compelling about this simple yet beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (1/26/2016 12:29:00 PM)


    Simply and beautifully written Adeline very enjoyable read well done (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2016 2:38:00 PM)


    Brilliantly and simply put, amplifying the reality of God in our world. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/6/2016 12:16:00 PM)


    A powerful perspective of faith that is both compelling and creative! (Report) Reply

  • Oladipo Daniel Akinnusi (12/18/2015 11:14:00 AM)


    If there be no God, man would have been king. I think I got the message in your comment now. It is only God who could determine future and the standard of my works. I agreed with you. Great work (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (12/1/2015 2:28:00 AM)


    A nice logical proof of His existence................................................ (Report) Reply

  • Charles Darnell (11/22/2015 4:55:00 PM)


    While I disagree with the premise of the poem, I admire the concise and straightforward manner in which it is conveyed. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2015 10:32:00 AM)


    Great poem. I left a comment on it last July, but had to come back and read it again. Plus I am adding it to my favorites list. (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2015 12:12:00 AM)


    Adeline, I confess your poetry reminds me somewhat of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, also a magnificent writer. (Report) Reply

  • Kul Rai (10/27/2015 3:33:00 PM)


    of course your words are true...very true..thanks for such art.. (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (10/26/2015 5:45:00 PM)


    I totally agree with your poem. So many things would be changed and sad, if there be no God. Very nice! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 30, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 30, 2015


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