Receive, or: Deceive

Receive truth ~ But this to Believe in: all world religions are Deceiving. Still, mortals struggle to Conceive; as from lived suffering, no Reprieve; that by it, nothing great's Achieved ~ other than earthly wisdom. W3 poetry prompt This poem was written in response to murisopsisโ€™ W3 prompt ~ to write a poem of no less… Continue reading Receive, or: Deceive

No good response to ‘faith’ poetry

Poetry Partners Writing creatively online is lovely, an entirely different experience than writing privately for one's self. There is, of course, the encouraging and helpful feedback we receive from fellow writers online, as well as the inspiration and exposure to new concepts we derive from reading their works. These are priceless. Beyond these benefits, I… Continue reading No good response to ‘faith’ poetry

Holier, or: Fragile

Your little face Might just be proof for me of God's good grace You utterly bewitch me Your fancies so enrich me I want to be Your Abba'chka... How can I assure you That there's a God Though I s'pose you do not need it You naturally believe it... Holier than me My Dear Baby… Continue reading Holier, or: Fragile

Sneaking away from the yeshiva

dโ€™Verse prosery My health hasn't suffered for the many puncture wounds dealt to my religious dogma, Rabbi. I am bombarded, yet I stand, and that's precisely the point, can't you understand? Assailed by doubts, awash in religious transgressions, adrift from my old synagogue community; yet I remain standing, even thriving! In fact, I'm happier than… Continue reading Sneaking away from the yeshiva

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… Continue reading Life, the Universe, or: Everything

Don’t judge, compare, or try to fix others

Israel means: "Struggle with God" A young rabbi friend of mine once praised me, suggesting that my ongoing contemplations about God, given that I'm an adult in my forties, are a testament to my relationship with God. My back-and-forth struggle with the concept (even though I lean more towards doubt than belief), as he framed… Continue reading Don’t judge, compare, or try to fix others

Stories, or: Hoary

My 1st waltmarie Comprised of 5 consecutive American sentences Belief in deities helps humans bear their emotional Baggage. Needy, unsteady, we oft succumb to our basal needs and Desires. Floundering, humanity yearns to experience storied Magic. Regrettably, some devotees feel threatened by (s)he who faith Rejects. Love for supernatural beings entirely defies Logic. The waltmarie… Continue reading Stories, or: Hoary