Have you ever looked
Into an infant’s toothless smile
And felt something resonate
In your heart with hers
Something in you
That could be forever young;
Our sacred souls
That bear no age.
Have you ever felt
The anti-climax of passion
After the moment when time
Feels like eternity – an eternity
That is never enough
Making you know
That this life is not all –
That there’s more.
We have lost trail of the life we were created to master
we are enslaved; our happiness warped
By the life that we invented.
How I so want to stand
On a tall mountain’s pinnacle,
Breathe in the awe of nature’s excellency
And lose all civic cares
To the primitive wind.
All the world’s beauty, variety and species;
Brilliant flowers with thousands of fragrances;
A world of wonder that could never
Have been by accident
And joy that is not man made,
Can only be the elaborate gift
Of a gracious Creator’s making.
You may think of a world without God:
Think of a world with neither love nor soul;
A world were everything’s
Colored a single shade of gray;
Or a world without our taste-buds;
Perhaps a world where we all were of the same sex;
Where there are neither mountains nor valleys
And everything is just a plane;
Then we’d surely be needing science
And technology to keep us happy,
But there will be no imagination to inspire it.
Indeed, such a world could evolve from a big cosmic blast
And yes… in such a world God will not exist.
2010, Tee Akindele (http://poetry.tee-akindele.com)