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Analysis and comments on God's Wheel by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 15 of 125, added on January 10th, 2006 at 4:20 PM.

I think that it's trying to tell people that we are not in contoll but God
is. So don't put to many things up agenest yourself.It made me fell good
because i'm not god and it would be really hard.

Candice from United States
Comment 14 of 125, added on December 3rd, 2005 at 7:56 AM.

Katie said everything. But it also means that power (economical,
political...) cant get mixed with the individualist point of view because
other people are envolved and deserve respect for their own lives.
Doesn't God love everybody? So humans to have His powers need do it too.
Thats the message.

Ludovic from Brazil
Comment 13 of 125, added on November 29th, 2005 at 5:46 PM.

You guys are all not taking it literally enough (or so my opinion is) i
think perhaps he is simply saying that even when people (of today) are
offered a wonderful and extraordinary job all we think of is when we can
take time off, how much we will get payed, and not even stopping to
consider anything but the statistics of the job. as far as im concerned u
all have it backwards, i think its more ment to be insulting US not god.

katie from United States
Comment 12 of 125, added on September 19th, 2005 at 11:44 PM.

That poem was very fun because you say you are going to try it but you are
asking many question and it made me feel funny!!

Mao from Japan
Comment 11 of 125, added on June 5th, 2005 at 12:34 PM.

everybody knows that either God never takes lunch breaks, or he takes them
whenever he wants.

katie from United States
Comment 10 of 125, added on May 16th, 2005 at 4:05 PM.

i thiink that this poem is great! It shows us that no matter how much we
want to control ourselves or the world, that we can't do it without God's
help! I loved it! Thank you so much Mr. Silverstein! God Bless you!

Alex Cater from United States
Comment 9 of 125, added on March 1st, 2005 at 7:00 PM.

I agree with Rae, i don't think this poem has anything to do with insulting
God in any way.

Ajeet from United States
Comment 8 of 125, added on February 14th, 2005 at 1:25 AM.

I think that everyone is reading into this way too much. It's just meant to
be silly.

Serenity from United States
Comment 7 of 125, added on February 3rd, 2005 at 12:03 PM.

How could this poem possibly be an insult to GOD?

Rae from United States
Comment 6 of 125, added on January 24th, 2005 at 3:50 AM.

Well, I think this is just a funny poem. No hidden meanings or anything.

Ivy from United States

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Information about God's Wheel

Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: God's Wheel
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
Viewed: 1412 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 4 2015


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