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Sonnet: The Monsters of Formless Selves

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Sonnet: The Monsters of Formless Selves

by John Kendall Hawkins
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O the monsters and their wanna bees and

actalikes are nestling up to Nessy

who's visiting from her lagoon. Messy

twats, arrogant, presumptuous and grand

in their own legendary minds. Hunting

for light to stave off the valley of darkness

between their ears. They reveal the starkness

of our plight, the sound of black holes runting.

Voltaire said we'd have to invent a God,

some illusion to keep us all in line,

some old trick of mirrors we call divine,

to unspoil our childishness with a rod.

Still, there's something to be said for freedom,

so maybe, after all, we don't need Him.

 

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging (more...)
 

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"All, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves this Maginot Line against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that never attacked that way--if he ever attacked at all. If indeed he was the enemy."
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Humunculi all around us. Firefly away.

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If I had my life to do all over again I'd be an atheist.

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"All, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves this Maginot Line against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that never attacked that way--if he ever attacked at all. If indeed he was the enemy."
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Good one. For a moment there I read artist instead of atheist.

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Voltaire also said, "Why is twice born any harder to believe than once born?"

Don't answer that...

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