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 ...
God Is Still There
Does ever life on earth appear
to have become a meaningless existence?
Do you feel driven by just one desire,
one desperate wish, 'Oh, God, just let me die...'
And do you feel surrounded
by cold grey walls, topped by barbed wire?
Do you believe that God has disappeared? He didn't.
Remember that He promised you the power to endure!