Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,611 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Which Side [rev] - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Time is mocking me - as it always does, smirks at the
ideals I treasure by myself, laughs at my naiveté; but
this is where I choose my kind of victory, & yes, I can
be taken for a ride, but NO, it doesn’t make me feel
bitter with spite; the joy that belief and trust afforded
me, the happiness answered prayers have brought
me, is more than the shame of being laughed at -

It’s my turn to smile indulgently at the worldly-wise
complaining that since no proof can be given of a
godly figure to trust and since their hopes had been
dashed, it means there is no magic in life - I don’t
care if others laugh at me as my dreams are fulfilled
and there’s no need for proof simply because eating
pudding needs no empty faith nor original mover -

I’m lucky reading widely had brought me to a place
where I feel ANY belief will be fulfilled, getting to the
top with an empty heart has never been my ideal
therefore I did not try to be wise in the eyes of the
world, only to be happy and the best way is blind
trust in everything positive and life-affirming - the
cynical attitude never worked for me,

Never brought anything but pain and disgust - so
I’ll continue in my happiness without ever requiring
philosophical proof; let the cognoscenti laugh at my
childishness, I enjoy its results so make up your mind;
on which side of the argument do you wish
to spend your life?


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Joy Weighs More [Rev]

The proof lies in eating the pudding; my friend’s
complaint God doesn’t exist since it’s proven by
evolution theory arguing THIS in spite of the fact
his prayers for a lovely wife were fulfilled, he’s
in sackcloth and ashes; he said his life is hell as
he lost his faith in a possible God; but I feel the
real case is his prayers have been heard and

Weighs more than the philosophical claim that
the world needs no Godly origin since the belief
that it originated from NOTHING is so much more
fashionable in philosophical circles than the idea
of an Original Consciousness; yet why not enjoy
belief in a Power that answers prayer instead of
buying into academic fashion - just to be “right”

Why not openly declare the advantages of faith
if striving for academic acceptance leaves one
without joy?

Topic(s) of this poem: faith, feeling


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 23, 2015


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