500 Vine Street

Posted: March 27, 2016 in poem, poet, poetry

(All of John’s characters are feeling under the weather today, on this day we call Easter, so all agreed to re-blog one of the only spiritual things DSS has ever written that they were all in agreement.  OC)


I’m not particularly in search of God Almighty.
I feel that being spiritual is more the quest for questions
than it is a quest for answers.
If it is a scientific thing, a firm answer may be found.
If it is a spiritual thing, the answer may be no more than mist
and if we find it as fact, is it spiritual any longer?
The world is round and the planets do orbit the Sun
What if we found God living down the block at 500 Vine Street?
Would he still be an inspiration to us?
If we passed his house each day and he was sitting in his favorite chair on the porch admiring his creations
would we be so amazed?
Would you still pray to credit God for good fortune or
for the courage to survive your hard times?
Or would you just go down to 500 Vine Street and
sit on the porch with him for a while and thank him in person?
Soon wouldn’t you just be passing by and only giving him
a tip of the hat or a shallow curtsy?
No, I am not searching for God or His answers any longer.
It is much more interesting and perhaps more spiritual to search for more questions of the Universe.
Why do bugs have 6 legs?
Why are wheels round?
Why is a thought just a thought?
Where is God?
I know… He’s at 500 Vine Street
If He was there,
it wouldn’t be long before people would be asking,
Is he really at 500 Vine Street?
An answer takes so much explaining
A question can be so short no matter how complicated the answer.
And the Universe never runs out…….
without questions, how empty the void would be.


  1. iampeacenow says:

    This is awesome :-). If only we could find God at 500 Vine Street – it would cause a different perspective for sure. peace to you

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  2. I like this. A lot a lot!!! 🙂
    I ask many questions, in general. But, I quit asking spiritual questions a l-o-n-g time ago.
    I’ve just tried to live my life being part of the answers or solutions…doing lots of volunteer work…making sure children in my community have food, clothes, shoes, etc. I think whether a person believes in God, or not…there are some basics in life we should do, with love and gratitude, just to be a good human-bean and to make our world a better place. 🙂
    Sorry to hear about the under-the-weatherness! 😦
    Healing HUGS and ❤ to J, E, DSS, and OC! 🙂

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