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God never takes a number
at the DMV. He sits on the broken
chair wobbling over jaundiced
tiles and watches people come and go.
Young drivers, nervous and cocky;
mature drivers renewing tags;
muddled drivers taking a fifth picture.

God never takes a number
because He understands waiting
for what seems to be eternity –
for a plan to unfold, for His
work to be done, for Lucifer
to come home – and appreciates
the company of impatient
souls, longing to be elsewhere.

”But say I could repent and could obtain
By act of grace my former state; how soon
Would height recall high thoughts, how soon unsay
What feign’d submission swore! ease would recant
Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
For never can true reconcilement grow
Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep
Which would but lead me to a worse relapse
and heavier fall: so should I purchase dear
Short intermission bought with double smart.
This knows my punisher; therefore as far
From granting he, as I from begging peace:
All hope excluded thus, behold instead
Of us, outcast, exiled, his new delight,
Mankind created, and for him this world.
So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear,
Farewell remorse: all good to me is lost;
Evil, be thou my good.:"

John Miltion, Paradise Lost, Book IV


Looks like God will be waiting a while.

God does ordinary things.

[EDIT] - So, DD number five :D And on one of the only pieces in this series that I actually worked on :XD: I usually let these take shape as they will, and try not to force it too much, but this one took a bit of hammering. Shout out to LiliWrites and ShadowedAcolyte for the recognition!

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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-08-11
Waiting by SilverInkblot is chief among an excellent collection (linked in the Artist's Comments) that explores God, or, as the suggester notes, the "character" of God ( Suggested by LiliWrites and Featured by ShadowedAcolyte )
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IvanRadev Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Congrats on yet another masterpiece of yours being featured! 
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :la:
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dofaust Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Milton's lines are hypnotic, in the best sense.
I assume you've read Prof. Bloom on Milton?
You have a treat in store, if not.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I haven't even managed to read Milton :XD: Only snippets.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great enjambment. I don't know if I love all the punctuation but it is certainly growing on me.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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SacaraWolf5498 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a beautiful piece, and one that really touched my heart. I always have a great respect for people who draw or write things about God due to the amount of backlash they can receive from the wrong people, so you definitely earned mine! The symbolism and flow is great in it, I've never thought about God in a DMV. And Lucifer coming home was another line that really grabbed my attention and made me think. Just a great piece, definitely worth a daily deviation!
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've always like the concept of finding something profound in the mundane :) If you can find something worthwhile in the DMV, you're probably a saint :XD:

Thank you! :love:
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SacaraWolf5498 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! :D
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Inemiset Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! Wonderful piece!
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Miistical Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Writer
This got a small chuckle at the last line, I must say :giggle:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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Miistical Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Writer
Welcome~
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kilkegard Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
This has always been a favorite of mine.  I think this was one of the first things I read by you.  Excellent choice for a DD.  Congratulations!  :) (Smile) 
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :dance:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done.
Blessings,
Steve
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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carmencaracol Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You deserve the DD, girl! God bless and keep you Heart 
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :boogie:
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist
'...broken chair wobbling over jaundiced tiles...'  Love the imagery of this line, and the whole concept. Simple, and clever.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm pretty sure that's how every DMV looks :B I've never seen a DMV without the yellowed tiles.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Well, I've nae been in one. :D

Glad you did that instead of a hospital. That would have been too obvious. 
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A hospital would also open up the theological problem of how a loving God could allow suffering and death, which I'm saving for another poem ;) Not that I want these getting too terribly theological, but it's kinda inevitable given the subject matter.
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Love this! Congrats on the DD!
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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bittersweet-ink Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
beautifully written
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :heart:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the daily deviation! :meow:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :aww:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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SilverScarletFang Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was amazing...
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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SilverScarletFang Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome!
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CalleighBlack Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is somehow so compelling to me personally, not just in a general art way. It's a great piece. The visuals are wonderful and we've all been to the DMV, so it's universal in a way too. Goodonya.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I'm happy that my little series has been so successful with readers :heart:
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CalleighBlack Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Reaching someone is always gratifying. Again, your work here is fantastic.
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forreal21 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Though God doesn't exist and all of this semi-wise BS is wasted.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Neither do giant space robots, but I doubt you'd leave such rude comments on a poem about those. Sigh. You're making a bad name for atheists everywhere. Please keep the vitriol to yourself.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations! You are the first anti-religion comment I have ever revived on any poem in this series! How does it feel to be a misanthropic douchecanoe?
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forreal21 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
It feels absolutely fantastic, your icon looks like cum.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So I've been told. Thank you for the Report button ammunition!
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I feel a supreme sense of universal justice since this account has been deactivated. :P
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like to make good use of the report button =P
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