The Skeptic’s View

On religion the skeptic’s view is clear

there’s no invisible guy in the sky

that mankind has to fear

Skeptics find it hard to believe

religion to them, is just a way to deceive

and that faithful followers are all naive

Skeptics often fall back on science

in dogged defiance

of religion’s compliance

taking a wait and see

attitude unapologetically

when it comes to their destiny

The Trip

Oh! so mellow…

watching pulsing colors go by

a musical lullaby

from a sugar cube

a psychedelic YouTube

a view of the universe

a thirst

never imagined

a new legend

a world flowing

flowers growing

out of people’s hair

with nothing to compare

a sense of peace

physic release

glowing hope

like smoking dope

spinning rooms

incense perfumes

dancing all night

in the light

of lava lamps

in hippie camps

deep conversations

surprising revelations

and so mellow!

Missing Pieces

A puzzle missing pieces is forever fated to be negated.

Somewhere among the missing pieces recovered in the fire they discovered another empire

If missing pieces are hidden for posterity they loose their familiarity

Missing pieces can be found in common places like the ground Sometimes they are a telling sound

Every mystery has a key or two, missing pieces that can give a clue. Possibly a chance for a breakthrough.

There are missing pieces in my memory due to PTSD. I am no longer the man I use to be. Yet somehow, I’m happy.

What is Praiseworthy?

“What is praiseworthy?” Socrates asked Voltaire

Sacrificing one’s life for another” he replied, answering the dare

“I’m not so sure” Rousseau countered with an imperious air

“It’s in the eye of the beholder,” spoke up Jean-Paul Sartre

“Who can truly say for sure?” Plato posited as he walked by

Spinoza suggested someone is praiseworthy if they don’t lie

“I think there’s plenty of room” said Hume, “to wrongly misapply”

Then all the philosophers threw up their hands asking “Why try?

Slipping Away

100 words

She opened her eyes and pushed away the darkness of eternity. Not yet ready to submit to that unknown journey. She embraced her life for one more day.

Happy memories gave her strength to ignore her dying body. Her pale eyes still reflected determination and an active imagination.

Her fierce soul fought to stay one more day. She would not let her life slip away silently like it never happened.

Grasping for each hour like a sinking swimmer she held on until the next dawn when her soul let go leading her towards a bright glow and an eternal rainbow.

In Praise of Poker

I was always told to know when to draw and when to fold. That playing Poker was more than a game of chance if you’re bold

A straight flush will always buy baby new shoes. If you miss drawing an inside straight you’ll get the blues. Four of a kind is usually good news

You have to have the right stuff to successfully bluff or it’s going to be tough to win

Cheaters and card sharks are always looking for easy marks playing for larks.

Some games get serious quickly and are not a pretty thing to see. If you’re a bystander it’s always smart to flee

Players play until all hours of the day. As long as there are two players they’ll stay, until one can no longer pay

A Ridiculous Look At Animals

Flying bats wearing tiny hats pursued a family of rats who recently arrived to live at a community zoo

the elephants protested and so did a kangaroo

the lions and tigers had their say

the monkey’s were furious all day

the zebras simply didn’t care

the bears didn’t know they were there

the aadvarks put out an alert

and they all hid in the dirt

the exotic birds didn’t have much to say

they were just happy to fly and play

the polar bears didn’t stare

because they were unaware

the hippos bathing in pools

thought the rats were fools

the only ones glad to see the rat family

were the snakes… waiting patiently