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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 )
IvanRadev Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Congrats on yet another masterpiece of yours being featured! 
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :la:
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.
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I haven't even managed to read Milton :XD: Only snippets.
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.
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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!
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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