T.A. Barnhart
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poemetry

a way to explore thoughts, usually first thing in the morning.

2018-04-10

if god was a thing
that was a real thing,
i don’t think god
would do this world
the way this world
has been done.
god, almost by definition,
would do better.
this is a world
done by humans,
and it shows.
god is just the favorite
human excuse for
human failure.
a real god
would do a lot better—
unless somehow
we have a god
who is cruel & stupid
beyond all belief.

the combination
of beauty & pain
that is life on our planet
tells me
that we have no god
to thank or blame;
just ourselves.
a better world
requires no prayers,
no more human sacrifices;
just the decision
to be better humans.

poemetryT.A. Barnhart