May 24, 2016

 

One look at the wonder around us
and time-and-chance are but a farce
we wouldn’t give either one a hope
(move along, nothing to see here)
And to claim that “God guided it”
through death and pain to “Good!”
makes the Bible no less of a farce
for changing meaning with times
 
Hope fails too if Mohammed is true
or Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy
because if they are, then Jesus isn’t
They can’t ALL be right, can they?
 
And if this life I traverse yet again
I must know it, or what’s the point
of coming back as a grasshopper if
as a grasshopper I couldn’t dream
of being something more than bug
 
Or if this circle comes to an end
then surely man of all on earth
would protest against assimilation
as being far too low a destiny
for a being so magnificent as us
 
I absolutely refuse to on-dwell a beast
if for no other reason than that beast
must himself on-dwell another
and he another, and another …
(too tiring to contemplate the end)
 
Nor that we are but the outcome
of death, destruction and mayhem
among such gods as may care
 
No, it is a pointless, futile quest
to believe but as the Bible speaks
Try as I might to doubt it
of all Earth’s divergent words
it fits alone this puzzled life