Two Poems on Life, Values and God
There Is a god
There is a god I know not,
one that I abhor,
the one that rules with
iron fist and unscrolled sanctity . . .
Is it not enough to love life,
to respect the spark in each of us
that expands to infinity,
that speaks in echoes of what is
and what is yet to be?
Or must we bow to the melted-down
trinkets of greed and arrogance
and hate that are at war with truth,
that see science as myth and brand
critical inquiry as disloyal, that champion
strife and self-interest and economic
gain as ultimate goals . . .
and demand we call them golden?
[following national election]
If there are tears,
let them fall
If there are smiles,
let them shine
If there are hates,
Let them die
If there are loves,
let them grow
If there is life,
let it LIVE!
February 9, 1974
[table grace for Social Services dinner]