Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Month: January, 2017

Children of the Mind

Children
of the mind
fill our lives.

Hungry
for whatever
we have.

Craving
most of all
our attention
and time.

Demanding
that we know
and defend
their names.

Identity
money
and fame.

Ego’s spawn
will take all
that  you have
and become
all that you are.

 

Revelation

Love is patient
love is kind
it does not envy
it does not boast
it is not proud.

It does not
dishonor others
it is not self-seeking
it is not easily angered
it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love
thy neighbor
as thy self.

Love
thy enemies
and pray
for those who
prosecute you.

The time
of prophecies
has come
when love
has ceased.

Where those
with tongues
have been
stilled.

Where those
with knowledge
have passed
away.

False Christs
and false prophets
have arisen.

And the man
of lawlessness
is revealed.

The son
of destruction
who opposes
and exalts himself
above every so-called
god or object of worship.

And through
his shrewdness
he will cause deceit
to succeed
by his influence.

And will
magnify himself
in his heart
and will destroy many
while they are at ease.

So that he
takes his seat
in the temple of God
displaying himself
as being God.

He will pitch the tents
of his royal pavilion
between the seas
and beautiful
holy mountain.

Yet he
will come
to his end
and no one
will help him.

 

 

 

Divergent Lives

Remember
when our differences
were theoretical?

The abstractions
of politics
religion
and god.

Insignificant
compared to
the sameness
of our daily
lives.

We thought
differently
but acted
similarly.

Which made
the differences
less real.

Divergent lives
shaped by
theoretical
divides.

Have changed
our daily
routines.

Giving reality
to the theoretical
abstractions
of youth.

It is harder now
that our differences
are real.

But my religion
is love
my politics
cooperation
my god
the creation.

To hate you
would be heresy
to hurt you
would be anarchy
to reject you
would be impossible.

It is harder now
but I love you still.

Refuge in My Soul

I’ve taken
refuge
in my soul.

You are the
only thing
that is real
I whisper.

You are the
only thing
I can control
I sigh.

I cannot
cure the
madness of men.

I cannot
make them
more loving
and kind.

I can only
be the change
I wish to see
in the world.

One act
of love and
kindness
at a time.

I will
love my
enemy.

Then
I will
have none.

I will
love my
neighbor
as myself.

Then
I will need
no fences.

I will
grow the light
within me.

Then
I will
lighten
the darkness
without.

Hope No More

Souls
craving progress
is nature’s way.

But man
confused progress
with desire
and lost his way.

Chasing
mirages of hope
in a desert
of despair.

He sought
money
power and fame.

Hoping
the novelty
of experience
would still
his restless soul.

Man is more
than fleeting form
and novel desire.

More than
fathomless pits
that cannot
be filled.

All souls
crave progress
but delusion
is not the way.

Awaken
dear man
and hope
no more.

We are
shattered pieces
of the whole.

Your soul’s longing
the desire
to go home.

Faith alone
will still your soul
sate your desire
and take you home.

The World Needs Saving

The world
needs saving
but not from
you or I.

It needs saving
but not from your
horror filled gaze.

You didn’t come
to save the world
only to show the way.

The world
needs saving
but not from
our broken hearts.

It needs saving
but not from our
anxious protest.

You didn’t come
to save the world
only to be a different way.

The world
needs saving
but not from your
sweet soul.

It needs saving
but not by
you or I.

You didn’t come
to save the world
only to show
how to be the way.