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Postulate

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Postulate

Some time
before the biped thought
of history, he carved out image
of himself, and in the murky dawn
of consciousness, began to look around
to see just how he fit, and how it was
that he had come to be; he wiped the drool
from off his chin and then exclaimed prophetically,
"My God!  I am alone out here. How can it be?"

And thus, his magnum opus, "Genesis"
(his first, obviously) appeared
beneath his stubby fist upon the stone,
a quasi-answer from his mallet
and the thought-begat Divinity, 
and all the brethren cried, "Amen."

But they were faithless fellows
and a few millenia beyond, 
Big Bang appeared, extruded from 
the pangs of yet another womb—
happily dubbed intellect by some,
and leaving others
with their wounded vanities
to wonder what had taken place
before old Father Time
had set the fuse afire.

It could not have  been desire;
a lonely God who needed
toys and subjects, will not wash,
and leaves us at the helm
without a helmsman...poor Adam
sputters, cries, and from his fire
before the cave removes a blackened stick
to mark his nascent words upon the wall,
enjoins his deity to silence
while he writes, "In nomine Patri...."
as the spirit and the son look on,
content awhile, to wait.
                  ~
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  1. Date: 2/5/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Robert, this is another very intelligent poem from you. Whether fully intended or not, the spatterings of rhyme here and there, lend to a more disciplined feel to this free verse -- also, the meter employed in many of the lines, makes for a smoother, flowing free verse read.

    Ludden Avatar Robert Ludden
    Date: 2/5/2013 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. Yes. I like occasional rhyme best.