Keith Burkholder has been published in Creative Juices, Sol Magazine, Trellis Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, New Delta Review, Poetry Quarterly, and Scarlet Leaf Review.
He has a bachelor's degree in statistics with a minor in mathematics from SUNY at Buffalo (UB).
Imagine if creationism was honest
Think about this for a while,
The title of this poem, that is,
If creationism was honest,
Would we need a military and law enforcement?
Would people like one another?
Or schools lacking bullying,
Think about these concepts for a moment,
Look at Facebook,
Many a phony goes on there and makes themselves seem nice and sweet,
Even religious and noble,
Yet, the majority aren't this way,
Creationism provides a lot of favors,
Yet, nothing seems to come from them,
There is no way the planet is just 6,000 years old,
This goes against science and even history,
Think what you want about creationism,
I just think it is chock full of stories and even lies,
It is a free world,
Take this all in,
Spread goodness when you can,
Or at least try,
Take care for now and let tomorrow be a better day any which way possible.
Could alien life be around us?
This is an interesting concept,
Alien life in our universe,
It is not too far fetched,
Imagine if alien life could exist on Earth,
The only way it could exist,
Is if human life were to become extinct,
Human life is existent in the billions on planet Earth,
People live and then die,
What would planet Earth look like if we became extinct?
This is a tough question to answer,
Yet, it could become a reality,
For now, planet Earth exists as it is,
Alien life is not concrete in existence,
But then again, it could exist in our universe,
There is nothing more to add here,
Again, keep an open mind and never underestimate what exists in our world as well.