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by Laura Doom

Yes, of course I believe in
a being conceived as the perfect,
omnipotent, omniscient originator
and ruler of the universe,
the principal object of faith
and worship in monotheistic religions

Why wouldn't I have faith in
a supernatural being, who is worshipped
as the controller of some part of the universe
or some aspect of life in the world
or is the personification of some force

And if not, then at the very least
someone who is very important to you,
who you admire very much,
and who strongly influences you

Who could argue
with such poetic majesty
and justice?

How else do I explain
evolution's divine elegance
sleeping with
the feral illusion of free will?

There are no answers
only lovers and scapegoats.

Look at the way we treat each other.
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Who else is there to blame?


Posted on 06/03/2022
Copyright © 2022 Laura Doom

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/03/22 at 06:36 PM

Nice work Laura. As always, a pleasure to read you.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 06/04/22 at 02:22 PM

lovely compilation of words. it seems all the arrows you've drawn from your quiver have all hit their marks.

Posted by Nadia Gilbert Kent on 06/19/22 at 04:20 AM

Excellent points, excellently articulated. However, I would be remiss by not adding that your mother's a "feral illusion." ;)

Posted by Nadia Gilbert Kent on 06/19/22 at 04:21 AM

(I am sorry. I am quarantined in my house and it has been more than 48 hours.)

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 06/21/22 at 10:35 PM

I really like thinking here about what we humans have created for answers to big questions. Love the "feral illusion of free will," and that killer last stanza.

Posted by Nadia Gilbert Kent on 06/23/22 at 05:26 PM

Ugh Laura... I am trying to respond to your comments but the site is erroring me out. Do you know the trick to making it work? If so, can you tell me your secrets? Or just send me your email address?

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