Willem VanVoorthuysen Poems
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Axioms For Life
How do we prove that 1 + 1 makes 2?
We don't, we just accept it. But why?
Because our teachers told us so,
and on, and on, and on, and on,
for generations; that's why.
We've learned that axioms are laws
we shouldn't tamper with, because
the consequences might be serious:
a car might crash, a child might die,
a human soul be lost forever...
Axioms exist not only in arithmetic,
but also in religion, so when claiming
our right to freely think and speak,
we should be careful not to step
on other peoples' axioms of faith.
No matter ...
Memories And Dreams
how fast beyond escape,
the flashing sword of fate
when, in one final strike,
it slashed the life-long bond
between the two of us, forever...
Not fast enough, alas, to kill
the ice-cold, stinging pain