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).
In 200 years creationistic thought may become extinct
Think about this title for a moment,
Creationism thinks a lot about humanity and very little about the planet,
Science has made great breakthroughs over time,
Religion still stays stuck with no change,
We as humans are warlike toward each other,
Bad guys get the girls and good people are often alone,
Science has a lot to do with human behavior,
It always has,
I get tired of God and Jesus,
I have never seen them and never will,
The planet is massive in size, their presence will never change our world,
Over time, science is what makes us what we are,
From our sexualities to what kinds of food we enjoy, this is all about science,
Again, this is a free world, and believe what you want,
Just try to give science a chance,
We don't live in imaginary kingdoms, like religion says we do,
Earth is our home and this is how it is for humans,
Take care and just think about how science will always contribute to our every day lives,
Trust me, it makes life more meaningful and when we do pass on we can accept our fates a lot easier and greater.
If religion is so powerful, how come we still have wars?
Think about the title of this poem for a moment,
We still have wars in this world,
Where are God and Jesus to stop them?
As time passes, the badness seems to win,
I am not bashing religious people here,
But wars seem to happen too often in our world,
Pacifists are really few and far between,
They exist, but their voices are not heard enough,
Humans aren't wired to be good,
Tension and ill will are really popular on our planet,
I wish God could see these things, but I feel he doesn't really exist,
At least not on planet Earth, the place where you and I live,
Again, this is a free world for the most part, believe in what you want,
However, our world is in constant tension,
Goodness exists, but in small quantities,
Try to be good, or try to pass this on to others,
Religion is a choice not matter what you believe,
Take care and follow a path of positivity,
For positivity is good for us and the goals you have will may continue forward as the next day passes into tomorrow.