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Analysis and comments on God's Wheel by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 38 of 148, added on February 13th, 2012 at 12:40 PM.

Comrade kill yourself..

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Comment 37 of 148, added on February 13th, 2012 at 11:54 AM.

Cool:) I would say say it exploded my brain..!!

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Comment 36 of 148, added on February 13th, 2012 at 11:32 AM.

Very amusing thoughts, well told, everything is in its place:DD

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Comment 35 of 148, added on February 13th, 2012 at 11:09 AM.

However, the author created a cool thing..!!

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Comment 34 of 148, added on February 12th, 2012 at 6:44 AM.

SfCzJl Somewhere in the Internet I have already read almost the same
selection of information, but anyway thanks!!...

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Comment 33 of 148, 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 148, 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 148, 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 148, 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 148, 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

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Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: God's Wheel
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
Viewed: 69 times
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