Bri Edwards


5 'Religious' Limericks.... [some 2006 thoughts of an agnostic humanitarian (me) ]


1

Who, In Their Right Minds, Would Waste So Much Time?


God may have made the Earth “way-back-when”;
there may be no real end.....to God’s ken.
But I would be wary
to call the dictionary....
an act of God instead of “crazy” men.

(February 2006)


2

Life After Death For Apes?

Orangutan died in its zoo cell.
I wonder, “Do big apes go to Hell?
Do they Heaven reach?
Or do some go to each, ....
or (I believe) just to dust from gel? ”

(February 13,2006)


3

Therefore I Became And Still Am An Agnostic

Four decades past, I still went to church.
Then maturing thoughts left me in a lurch.
Zion Church would not bend,
and Hell I could not defend.
AND....I’d no faith in a prayer search.

(February 18,2006)


4

The Easy Way Is Not Always The Best Way

Cartoon portrayed a rebellious salmon.....
passing those who upstream were jammin’.
His sign said “Go With The Flow”,
but, as most of you know,
“flow” can corrupt though you reach mammon.

(February 22,2006)



5
It’s Not Much But It Makes Me Feel Better

Come tomorrow I may spend a grand,
sitting, writing checks, I’ll make my stand ….
against AIDS and poverty,
and inequality,
and loss of Nature. I lend a hand.

(February 25,2006)

Submitted: Friday, November 15, 2013

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i had trouble saving this in the computer. was Someone trying to tell me something? ?

as for #1....i guess the dictionary serves a good purpose, but, REALLY, have you taken a good look at one recently? (i have a big paper one i still use when away from computer.)
there is so much i don't need to know and i'm sure few people have any idea of all the stuff stuffed into a big dictionary. if God created things, He/She/It could have made life simpler if there was one 'simple' language for all humans to speak/write and we would know the language when born.

as for #2....if i DID get to Heaven (or, more likely, Hell) i think i would enjoy seeing apes and other animals and plants. well, i guess Hell is not supposed to be enjoyable. but there might be poison snakes and poison ivy in Hell.

as for #3.....besides my belief in dinosaurs and 'evolution' not agreeing with my church's teachings, i also could not (did not wish to) believe in a God who (though 'loving' etc.) would cause/allow so much pain and destruction among humankind.

as for #4.....i don't remember exactly what i was thinking as i wrote this one. was i the 'rebellious salmon' or did i think 'believers' were? ? anyway, the mass of salmon were swimming and jumping against the current to reach the spawning areas (and then die, so i've heard, after doing fish-sex) . The rebellious salmon was taking the easy way (or suggesting it) which would be swimming with the water flow away from the spawning areas. 'jammin''=jamming. i meant crowding and pushing upstream, but i guess it could refer to 'dancing' their way(s) upstream.

as for #5......i especially support pro-choice groups, and a feed-the-hungry group (to feed americans in need) (no offense meant toward the hungry in other countries!) . :)

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (10/9/2014 2:45:00 PM)

    .besides my belief in dinosaurs and 'evolution' not agreeing with my church's teachings, i also could not (did not wish to) believe in a God who (though 'loving' etc.) would cause/allow so much pain and destruction among humankind........................... My sentiments, almost. I think if you study the Old Testament you may find that Yahweh (God) was far from being a loving, caring God. Again I enjoyed the humour. Limerick five is most commendable. (Report) Reply

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