Cash Or Check

Given facts 

and reasoned truth…

 

Can’t marry each other

without changing their suit

 

Some things our intellect

tries to explain

 

Can you turn off a light

that turns back on again

 

The reasoning sands

and factual concrete

 

From thin ice to thick,
what’s now indiscreet

 

Decisions and choices

are still made the same

 

But to rent or to own

—real estate of this game

 

(St. David’s Pennsylvania: October, 2020)

Symbios

Can you talk about good

without acknowledging evil

 

Could they ever

exist on their own

 

Can you go somewhere

without leaving someplace else

 

The answer

fairly shown

 

Simplistic by nature,

linguistic in form

 

Contrast

rules the day

 

Allowing for one
by embracing the other

 

Truth to each

conveys

 

(Wayne Pennsylvania: October, 2020)

Behind The Curtain

Is something unphysical

in charge of this world

 

That lines every moment,

unseen and unfurled

 

Scientists say NO,

breathing fire as they shout

 

What is it then

that scatters atoms about

 

Darwin had his theory,

well accepted—unproved

 

That things change themselves

 on condition and mood

 

But somewhere deep

in the backs of our minds

 

A notion lay hidden,

firmly placed to remind

 

This proof we so revel in,

whose truth we revere

 

Has constantly changed

since the dinosaurs were here

 

So try to stay open

as new data evolves

 

Remembering the axioms

it now must resolve

 

And tune in to something,

not burdened by facts

 

The rock of all ages

—still blindly intact

 

(Radnor Pennsylvania: October, 2020)

Limbus Puerorum

Most of our lives are lived

in an in-between world…

yesterday and tomorrow the bookends

to what has happened

and what is yet to come

ordering the mayhem in an artificial attempt

at unity and control

escape becomes an option for the very few

who no longer believe in the prescriptive banner,

the forecasted promise,

the dogmatic challenge

—or the printer’s ink

 

(Dreamsleep: October, 2020)

Divinity Of Self

Beyond every question…

God is the answer

filling in the gaps of our imperfection

offering hope in the face of despair

light to shine through the darkness

and promise

when abandonment is all we feel

lifting the burden that covers our greatness

reaffirming our choices

strengthening our wills on the forge of His power

unblocking the final entryway

—to ourselves divine

 

(The Book Of Prayers: October, 2020)

Pascal’s Wager

There’s nothing objective about spirit,

in that lies its strength and its truth

 

Unable to measure, only to feel,

its critics profane and uncouth

 

Science declares it the enemy,

its formulas explaining away

 

Why love has no bearing and within it we’re lost

—God’s execution unstayed

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: October, 2020)

Another Time

Both old and new thou must review,

changing pink to red

 

Those poorly formed, to stay forlorn,

hiding in their beds

 

Begin then end, begin again,

on chance the meaning fed

 

Whose banquet serves another time

—a feast eternal spread

 

(Dreamsleep: October, 2020)