God takes selfies too

God takes selfies too

A Poem by Tony Jordan
"

inspired by a lightning flash

"




God 
takes selfies too 

you know

with flash enabled 

and 
in between each 
take

we will count 


100

200

300

...


© 2017 Tony Jordan



Author's Note

Tony Jordan
The countdown refers to a local Irish custom of counting between flash of lightning and rumble of thunder. Counting is done each time a flash occurs. If the count is longer than the previous count then the storm is said to be moving away from the 'counter'.

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love the theme ..language and simplicity .. what is it that Jesus/God said? we must be as children to enter heaven? ... i think it is not probably a conscous thing but that you start with the mention of the biggest possible imaginable and the form of your poem drops to a very small "..." which i can easily interpret as a path to the very same thing .. that this came to you in a flash ;) is very cool ... how far away was that storm my friend?
E.

Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

6 Months Ago

Bayjaysus I missed this review E!
Wow I never noticed that and I'm grateful to you for pointi.. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

:) ......................



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True, God invisibly literally takes selfies. Honest words. Good work.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Thanks for educating me about an Irish custom. I will be looking at lightning in a whole new light from now on, and will be counting too.you not only inspired me, left me feeling pleasantly pleased as well.

Posted 3 Months Ago


The title caught my eye... it is beautiful and a bit funny. I just chuckled at the title before reading it. I love this...

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

5 Months Ago

If we are made in His image - perhaps we are the selfies made flesh. Nah...I'm away with the faeries.. read more
this is great...
what if God's selfie was Jesus...

i read a crazy blog post about selfies being sinful...
but some people get crazy about idols etc.

this one is fun.

Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

5 Months Ago

That is an intriguing thought - would he know Himself? No, that's getting a bit too ecumenical for 9.. read more
Novel perspective.
One, quite obviously, reflective of the times.
Excellent and creative!

Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

5 Months Ago

Thank you FJ - always my friend.
I was thinking of the film Ted and the Thunderbuddies song as I read this!!!

Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

5 Months Ago

Sorry about the delay in replying. I guess it's not too long (read a reply that was 7 years later th.. read more
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

4 Months Ago

😀 I don't be on here often myself! Must post and review more than I do!
Yes, we have this custom in England too! Thunder/lightning storms are my favourite, this poem reminds me of my childhood. I love the fact you have combined something old and something new. Modern day selfie culture and beautiful customs touching base with nature. This is great!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

5 Months Ago

You're too kind boobalajcushion (what an ace handle !!)
Thank you.
God takes selfies,now that is a thought provoking statement

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

5 Months Ago

Was waiting on a smiting thunderbolt after penning this Ron lol
Thank you my friend.
Novel idea! God takes selfies and is himself the (lightning) flash- how "green" is that?! Great!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

5 Months Ago

Holy sausage - forgive my overlooking this witty wonderful review Annette - green, yes He best set a.. read more
Annette Pisano Higley

5 Months Ago

No problem my friend- You are most welcome!
It took me a while to figure this and then I had a lightning flash! Funnily enough I was traversing the Reeks ridge in Ireland when we heard thunder in the distance and then the count dropped to zero - very scary! As I read more of your stuff I can see that you have an mind that can go off at tangents which makes for interesting writing. I enjoy trying something different myself but you have to be thick skinned! I liked this curious little one!
Cheers,
Alan

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tony Jordan

6 Months Ago

The power of the storms can give us a real inkling of our insignificance no Alan?
I wish Tru.. read more

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