KEITH BURKHOLDER - POEMS
Keith Burkholder has been published in Creative Juices, Sol Magazine, Trellis Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, Poetry Quarterly, New Delta Review, and Scarlet Leaf Review. He has a bachelor's degree in statistics with a minor in mathematics from SUNY at Buffalo (UB).
God is overrated
Think about this for a moment,
What has God done for you and I?
I mean really,
I have never seen God or spoken to him,
You think some kind of sign would come out of the sky,
Even a flagellation,
Yet, people still believe in something they can't see,
They still worship him,
We live and then we die,
Folks, we live and die because we are human organisms,
That is what living organisms do, they die,
The dinosaurs are gone and same with other species of life,
Again, God is overrated,
Again, believe what you want,
For now, be good and try to pass goodness on to others,
Religion and God are overrated and time will continue no matter what,
For we are a part of the Earth and our lifespans are limited no matter how you look at it.
WHO CARES WHO GETS MARRIED?
Enough is enough,
Who cares who gets married?
Straight or gay,
Marriage should about companionship and love a person has for one another,
The Bible is written by humans,
Humans have a lot of flaws,
There are people who are gay who have been in a long term relationship,
Prop 8 should end,
Everyone should be allowed to get married,
I am a bachelor,
Marriage, to me, would be a big waste of time,
Yet, not for others,
We need to accept people as they are,
We are well into the 21st century,
Change needs to happen,
For now, keep an open mind and realize marriage is something everyone should allow to savor and admire, near or afar.
Are there really devils in the world?
I have never seen a devil,
Religion portrays devils in the Bible,
Yet, I have never seen one on plant Earth,
Stories and more stories in the Bible,
In fact, has anything happened in modern Earth,
That has been talked about in the Bible,
I have never seen or experienced any of it,
Again, science is the answer,
Religion likes to use stories a lot,
Yet, nothing really changes,
So, no, there are no devils,
Never will be anyway,
For now, just believe in what you want,
It is a free world,
This is how it is,
Again, keep an open mind and let science lead you to a better tomorrow when that happens.
It has to be linked to evolution,
If it was linked to creationism,
We wouldn't have to worry about rules,
Namely the police or the military,
Humans keep evolving,
Could they evolve into better people?
I mean considerate of others,
This is hard to define,
I, for one, am into science,
Every time I hear about religion,
Nothing makes sense,
We as humans are unique,
There are simple minded people,
And others who are not,
Believe in human behavior whichever way you please,
That is what makes humans as they are,
For now, be good and let goodness spread far and wide as time passes into the future.