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God, The Devil and Death

God, The Devil and Death

written by: Mike Turner

@SchoonerSkipper

 

Faith is belief
Without proof
Based merely on hope
Desire
Perhaps fear

Evil is real
Extant all around us
Proof where none is needed
nor desired
And certainly feared

Death is certain
There for all of us
Unavoidable
Undesired
Dreaded

Are therefore, God, the Devil and Death, real?
Or mere contrivances?
And what of their similarities?
Are They
one and the same?
Each Real? Feared? Unavoidable?

Or are they perhaps
A different reflection of existence?
Of reality?
That we can only know
once we’ve left this mortal shell?

Can we then contrast
God, the Devil, and Death
With that which we know
As life?

Which is also real
Certain
Desired
And at times feared

Or do these similarities
Mean that life, too
Is of God, the Devil, and Death?

And show us that both Heaven and Hell
Are in this moment
And now?

Mike Turner

Mike Turner

Mike Turner retired to the US Gulf Coast after a 27 year career as a Federal law enforcement executive. A brief flirtation with the ukulele brought him to the world of writing songs and poetry. Mike writes in a variety of genre, from traditional blues, folk and country to jazz and gospel; along with meter and free verse. When not writing, Mike sails a historic schooner on the Gulf of Mexico.
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