Brian Mayo

Gold Star - 12,347 Points (1960)

What If? - Poem by Brian Mayo

What if there was no design,
No grand, eternal plan?
Nothing which to call divine
Except the feats of man.

What if we were all alone
Without God’s grace to seek?
Heedless of the great unknown-
No fear of death’s mystique.

What if it was all by chance
The bone, the blood, the clay?
Evolution’s fragile dance—
A meaningless ballet.

Would our lives we then embrace
And live each day for love?
A world unique in time and space
With nothing placed above.

Topic(s) of this poem: evolution, god, space

Form: Ballad

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Yes, that's a triple entendre finish...

Comments about What If? by Brian Mayo

  • Pamela Sinicrope (1/16/2016 4:39:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem. I can't believe I missed it. I think I need to add you as one of my favorite poets so I get a notification when you publish a poem. I like the way the poem is presented gently with the What if motif....great triple entendre and wonderful message, atheist or not. We need to remember to respect and love this earth just for what it is. It is pretty amazing even without the layer of God and the concept of creation. Live for right now. Enjoy your drone! (Report) Reply

    Brian Mayo (1/18/2016 6:30:00 PM)

    Yep, live for right now...
    and right now I'm saying thanks.
    I'm glad you like my poem.

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  • Souren Mondal (12/3/2015 9:11:00 PM)

    As Kelly said below, affirmative answers. A nicely written poem Brian. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (12/3/2015 5:18:00 PM)

    As an atheist, the what ifs presented are answered in the affirmative. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 3, 2015

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