Carl Dennis wrote God who loves you about taking a modern day stance on God and how he relates our everyday lives/events today. In the first three lines are ” it must be troubling for the god who loves you/ to ponder how much happier you’d be today /had been able to glimpse your many futures” states that the author is having a mature conversation with the reader also it shows that he is irritated. It depends on us how our life will work out in the future in the text Dennis indicated in the last two sentences “with a claim to authority, the life you’ve witnessed/ Which for all you know is the life you’ve chosen” how we live our lives every day if we are wasting every second will affect us and comparing our selves to other because of the standard in the society. “It must be painful for him to watch you on Friday evenings / Driving home from the office, content with your week”. God watches us no matter what we do even if we are in difficult times.
God gave to give us the freedom to do whatever we want or to believe, some things we are unsatisfied and things we love to have this reflect the dilemma of ordinary working people for the reader to envision themselves in the poem. The story also explores the individual capability to be and do something more “what would have happened/had you gone to your second choice for college. “Would have kindled you in a lifelong passion/ would have pleased her more than you ever will/ a life thirty points above the life you’re living/ on any scale of satisfaction and every point/ you don’t want that, a large-souled man like you” the life that takes away the author is referring to the people who will waste their lives for nothing, afraid to explore possibilities of life, who doesn’t take the risk and who just seats in the corner that will result in an unsatisfied life but if we are going to change the path of our life because we are the ones who can do it by making just a simple decision greatly affects our future.