~if There Be No God
~ If There Be No God
\If there be no God,
Then all the stars, that in their place
Have aeons roamed abroad,
Would long ago have lost the trace
Of orbits-if there be no God.
If there be no God,
Then justice in the heart of man
Would be a fake-a senseless fraud;
Each for himself alone would stand-
No honor-if there be no God.
I saw a man unreasoning
Yet sure that he was right,
Unable to admit that some
Possess a different sight.
I threw a thought out to the world;
A different way of seeing,
And to my lintel they converged
To condemn my very being.