Free Will is an Illusion (a poem)

Free will must be an illusion
None of us are running the show
I spend my days in utter confusion
My instinctual drives I don’t know

What is destiny? What is fate?
Are these things superstitions?
Let’s gather and have the debate
I’ve always had my suspicions

I believe the subconscious deep within
Has more say than we like to believe
And many of our decisions hinge
On things we cannot perceive

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Demented Wonderland (a poem)

I got lost in the demented wonderland
Fell down the rabbit hole of nothingness
I must admit it is a rugged land
Easy to find if you have the willingness

The mad-hatter gave me LSD to take
And I had the worst trip of my life
I was covered with crawling kingsnakes
For a moment, I thought I had died

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The Pain of Living (a poem)

My skull is packed with worms
They slither and they squirm
But let’s be serious now
Let’s scamper in the streets and prowl

When the machines fell from the sky
I got a burning sensation in my eyes
The satellites crashed through our roof
And the pain of living was quite acute

The preacher told me God was dead
He’d supervised the killing himself
Then he stood up and declared
He was moving to a different realm

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Interstellar Dreams (a poem)

Interstellar dreams
Are with me all the time
Strange planets that always seem
So peaceful and sublime

Interstellar dreams
Without gravity or remorse
Making love to cosmic queens
The vision always distorts

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No One Listens to the Prophet (a poem)

The prophet travels through the mountains
Reading the desolate landscape for signs
She misses her family dearly
She had to leave them all behind

The prophet had to go on a great journey
And warn the people of coming dangers
Recently she’s begun to worry
Of her society’s rapid changes

The people have lapsed into sin
And we all know what happens next
The great flood will soon begin
And wipe everyone off the map

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Is Nothing Sacred Anymore? (a poem)

Is nothing sacred anymore?
Or have we talked about this before?
I can’t remember

Tall shadows in the courtyard of my mind
Were designed to keep me confined
To the dust of civilization and its embers

Don’t act like you’ve never done it
The asylums where you commit
Your killing-spree benders

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A Blazing Light in the Woods (a poem)

A blazing light in the woods
From where did it come?
Light speed it easily exceeds
Then I heard a loud thump

From where did it come?
This brilliant, mysterious light
Then I heard a loud thump
Everything was bathed in white

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On the Road to Tennessee (a poem)

On the road to Tennessee
Driving the highway for miles
Listening to music, feeling carefree
Rachel and I are all smiles

We’re surrounded by mountains
Driving through Shenandoah Valley
We stop in Knoxville’s downtown
The road trip makes us happy

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Facing the Ghosts (a poem)

He destroys something beautiful
Like us, he commits a grave sin
Like us, he has a demon within
His ugliness is indisputable

Who is this grave sinner?
This phantom of the night?
We see him, then take flight
Wherever we go, he lingers

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Jeff Bezos is in Space! (a poem)

Look up there! Jeff Bezos is in space!
The sun shines off his bald head
Look at the big smile on his face!
He’s always one step ahead

One giant leap for billionaires
And a step back for the rest
To be so rich and without a care
In private space flight he invests

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