It’s Sunday and today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock takes aim at scientists trying to explain away God. The poem was originally published on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Please be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.
Foiled by Metaphysics
A novel strain of thought persists
Among our leading physicists,
That proving quantum gravity
Will end theistic pravity.
For physicists are doctrinaire
About the God that isn’t there,
And work their lives to demonstrate
That God did not, in fact, create.
Which seems an awful way to live:
To try to prove a negative.
And further to perplex, perform
The task on that which has no form.
By use of methods bound in laws
That cannot measure matter’s cause,
The physicists cannot explain
Existence in another plane.
And then, succumbing to the crime
Of yielding to Eternal Time,
They hide behind a PhD,
And end debate with “Q.E.D.”
- The Bard of Murdock
- My goal is to produce poetical cartoons. I try to use metaphors and caricatures (or a politician’s own words) to address complex political and social situations. In this way, I sum up current events in humorous verse.