Life, the Universe, or: Everything

My 1st Duodora

Oh, you believe
that? Well, if it comforts
you, that's wonderful.
My perception and
understanding of
Life, the Universe and Everything are
different, but you can respect that, right?

Oh, you believe
in Divine providence?
How about the Devil,
demons, ghosts, evil
spirits, witches, and
vampires? More power to you. Those are your
beliefs; just don't push them on me, alright?

d’Verse Poetics Prompt

‘Halloweeny Humans’

At d’Verse, poets were challenged to write poems speaking to human attributes that are particularly irritating to them — and the poems must have Halloween or Samhain themes to them.

For extra candy corn bonus points, write the poem in the Duodora form!


The Duodora is:

  • quatorzain made up of 2 septets.
  • syllabic,  4/6/5/5/5/10/10 syllables per line.
  • rhymed Axxxxxb Axxxxxb L1 is repeated as a refrain that begins the 2nd stanza. x is unrhymed.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

72 thoughts on “Life, the Universe, or: Everything”

  1. Precisely! We should respect other people’s opinions and beliefs. Beautifully done, David 💝💝

  2. Absolutely David. I’m interested in hearing about other people’s beliefs, or lack of, but like ‘henhouselady’ says, we should all be free to choose

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