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Analysis and comments on God's Wheel by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 33 of 123, added on February 3rd, 2011 at 4:12 PM.

i think this poem is about how humanity as a whole is not ready for power
when we finaly get power our world changes on a moments notice

James from United States
Comment 32 of 123, added on January 23rd, 2011 at 3:54 PM.
awesome poem

When I read this poem it reminds me that G-D runs the world, God does
everything for a reason we may not see the reason but its their.

Sophia from United States
Comment 31 of 123, added on January 6th, 2010 at 2:53 PM.

I think what this poem is trying to express is that, you know how sometimes
we question what God does? For example we say something like "If this is
God's world why is he letting this and that happen?" or "Why doesn't God
prevent certain things or events happen?" In my opinion none of us on this
earth can even begin to imagine how difficult it would be to take care of
people who don't want ta be taken care of.

Sherry G from United States
Comment 30 of 123, added on September 19th, 2009 at 9:48 AM.

Even as a kid, I totally got it. We say we love Jesus. Some of us go to
church and even do things for God, but when offered the chance to steer our
own lives vs. letting God, we somehow fail to desire Him as much as we say
we do. We're like Cain...talking to God, sacrificing to God and even being
decent people. But pride and arrogance take root and with sin comes death.
In his case, it was a physical death. In ours, it's often times a
spiritual death.

MikeSchroeder from United States
Comment 29 of 123, added on June 25th, 2007 at 12:13 PM.

Poetry is always somewhat subjective, even when the author has intended
meaning when writing. So, to state simply, Silverstein's poem "is an
insult to God"; to Mike. However, it is not an insult to God; to me.
Futhermore, the struggle that occurs between Silverstein's 'God and I', in
this poem, is not too far removed from Jacob's wrestling match with the
angel of the Lord, of Genesis 32:24-30.
God blessed Jacob because Jacob struggled with him.
God expects us to struggle with him. God blesses us, only so long as we
stay in the struggle, just like Jacob.

DS Martin from United States
Comment 28 of 123, added on April 26th, 2007 at 5:24 PM.

you people don't take it so serious because you don't have jesus christ in
your heart or in your life. This poem to me is about him watching over us
and not letting someone else take over and when all they are is worried
about other things. Think with your hearts not your minds. You would get it
alot faster.

shannon from United States
Comment 27 of 123, added on April 26th, 2007 at 4:59 PM.

This poem really touches my heart because without jesus in our lives we are
lost. Just think he died for you! I can't wait until the day he comes for
us. So i can be in heaven with him.I love him so much for he is by my side
everyday. For i would hate to know were i
would be without him. Jesus Christ is the answer.


shannon from United States
Comment 26 of 123, added on February 28th, 2007 at 10:30 PM.

Well.... think that the poem ment that God watches and keeps us all the
time and he doesn't take a break. He is caring for us every second,
minute, and hour of our day. HE LOVES US SOOOO MUCH!!!!! And the child
didn't realize that Our Father is watching over us every second to make
sure that we are good and safe. He thought that it was easier because God
does do such a good job that he makes it look easy. Yaweh is the best!!!!

Ana from United States
Comment 25 of 123, added on May 4th, 2006 at 3:55 PM.

God has definatly give silverstein a wonderful talent and ability to write.
This peom "God's Wheel" just reminds me of how awsome, and mighty, majestic
He is. Without Jesus Christ, I would not be here, I couldn't make it with
out Him. It makes me so thankful and greatful, that my Lord, God, Jesus, is
incontrol of everything, because I can count on Him, I know he will always
be there for me, and He is perfect and unchanging. I Praise My Father,
Jesus, for loving me enough to come to earth as man and die for my sins,
and then Rise again after 3 days, so that i can live with Him forever, In
Heaven!

julia
Comment 24 of 123, added on April 27th, 2006 at 7:27 PM.

This poem is so simple with such a simple message. It reminds me of Bruce
Almighty....we think we would do so many wonderful things if we were in
control and yet we really just mess it all up. I think it also says if you
want to be in control why ask so many questions...you are obviously not
ready to be in charge.

Kristy from United States

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Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: God's Wheel
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
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