Thursday, 5 November 2015

2 Poems by Hal O’Leary

THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE

With both an open mouth and open mind,
There being naught of which I could conceive,
I came into this crazy place to find,
The answer to life’s riddle is BELIEVE

There being naught of which I could conceive,
The only choice was just accepting this.
The answer to life’s riddle is BELIEVE
Could there not be a choice we should not miss?

The only choice was just accepting this?
Dismiss the word BELIEVE. It is untrue.
Could there not be a choice we should not miss?
There is a choice, there’s reason. Think anew.

Dismiss the word BELIEVE. It is untrue,
A fault an honest man cannot ignore.
There is a choice, there’s reason. Think anew.
Belief’s a superstition .to abhor,

A fault an honest man cannot ignore.
I came into this crazy place to find
Belief’s a superstition to abhor,
With both an open mouth and open mind.


 FROM NOTHING?        

The bible tells us who created,. ..GOD!
This monumental task took just six days,
Our God who fashioned Man from out the sod,
All came from God who set the sun ablaze.

This monumental task took just six days.
We couldn’t come from nothing, from nowhere.
All came from God who set the sun ablaze
The Bible tells us so, so don’t despair.

We couldn’t come from nothing, from nowhere
This caring, loving God created all
The Bible tells us so, so don’t despair.
Believe the Good Book son, or you may fall.

This caring, loving God created all
Accept this loving God without a pause
Believe the Good Book son, or you may fall
From nothing could it spring, we know…because!

Accept this loving God without a pause
Our God who fashioned Man from out the sod          
From nothing could it spring. We know because
The Bible tells us,…Who created God?    

Bionote

Hal O’Leary, having retired from a life in the theatre at age 84, has turned to writing. Now, at age 90, he has been published in 18 different countries. As a secular Humanist, Hal believes that it is only through the arts that one is afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible, and for his contributions to the arts, he is a recent recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from West Liberty University, the same institution from which he became a college dropout some 60 years earlier.



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