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Carolyn Gregory: Surrounded by Atheists

For years, I listened to their prattle

about secular humanism

and “the big picture”,


listened to their arguments about

how the holocaust certainly

suggests that God had died

or slipped into a new universe


hiding his head in shame

under storm clouds

or maybe developed dementia

and forgotten what he’d left on earth.


I chuckled patiently,

supporting the huffing and puffing

of philosophers when miracles appeared,

granting calm when it was not sought.


Copyright 2018 Carolyn Gregory



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