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Analysis and comments on God's Wheel by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 29 of 129, 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 129, 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 129, 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 129, 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 129, 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

Comment 24 of 129, 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
Comment 23 of 129, added on April 11th, 2006 at 6:33 PM.

very funny

alicia from Canada
Comment 22 of 129, added on April 5th, 2006 at 1:05 PM.

i think it was great and thoughtfull

sam from United States
Comment 21 of 129, added on March 20th, 2006 at 8:44 PM.

I loved this poem I didn't really get it but it sounded good, and I mean
the weird part about it is that I'm not even religous?!

Kaelie from United States
Comment 20 of 129, added on February 21st, 2006 at 12:17 PM.

The poem taught me that even some people could take a vacation but you have
to leave the resposibilities in the right hands or the jab will not be done

Benny Key

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Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: God's Wheel
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
Viewed: 1602 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 4 2015

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