Ishmael and Isaac’s Job-Like Moment

I am death the destroyer of worlds,
The feminine powers, memory, mystery, grace,
Time, the arrow of progress,
Sees fit to age the young and school the wise,
She had a beginning that first Day God said,
“Let there be Light!”
Yes, that was the day the angels stood still,
In awe, they waited for the man to be born,
Adam, of clay and air,
The Spirit breathed into a clay vessel,
Waiting to be filled with the living water,
Job sat tending his flock,
Unaware, a celestial wager was made,
Iblis said to God, “What about the just?
The Just man Job, what about him?
Will he be faithful?
Under pain of death will he scream in agony,
There is no God?”
God, omnipotent and omniscient as he is, or was?
Said, “Let’s do the experiment…”
So, the Book of Job tells that story,
But did you hear the seaquel?
The story of Ishmael and Isaac’s Job-like moment?
Today, we see this book being written,
Across the sands of the Wilderness at home and abroad,
In our hearts and in our Minds,
Their struggle is being fought,
… or at least in those who are of two poles,
Bipolar,
One attracted to the Kaaba and the other the Cross,
Wishing to worship the one True God,
I say, “Fuck it!, I will listen to them all,
I am not sure who is right…”
But did Abraham say to worship any rock or tree?
The black stone or the Roman implement of terror?
No! He said worship Him!
I am who I am! Yahweh, being itself,
So, those random thoughts written in the rush of pen strokes,
Among strangers tell a story of madness and sanity,
I hope we can work together to discern the Truth from Falsehood,
Idols from Isa,
Jesus from Christ,
Revelation from poem…

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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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