Francis Duggan

We Need Something To Believe In - Poem by Francis Duggan

I said I don't believe in God in his Heaven or in Satan in his Hell
Or in a Limbo or in a Purgatory or on an Afterlife as well
Then what do you believe in the old bloke said to me?
His question had me perplexed as perplexed as can be

I searched my mind for a quick answer though I may as well not try
And to him I said to your honest question I feel stuck for a reply
Life seems pointless without something to believe in with a smile he did say
His parting message to me as he bid me a good day.

I question the existence of God and an Afterlife and I am not one who pray
But those who believe on such things I do envy in some way
That old bloke set me thinking with words he has a way
We need something to believe in his insights with me stay.

We need something to believe in his words ring ever true
And since I believe in nothing will nothing be my due?
A wise old octogenarian the years have left him gray
We need something to believe in is all he had to say

Topic(s) of this poem: religion

Form: Sonnet

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Comments about We Need Something To Believe In by Francis Duggan

  • Paul Warren (1/30/2016 6:40:00 AM)

    A good poem. If you don't believe in God are we then an accident is some cosmic mishap? I think the God prospect in whatever you make them to be is more logical. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 29, 2016

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