Poems and Poetry

Pragmatic Lack of Faith | A Poem by G.S. Katz

I want to believe
But I don’t
And cringe when someone says
God help me
Knowing there is no God
In a conventional sense

So I struggle
Wanting to join the club
But being locked out
One more time
You can’t fake it after all
Can you?

While my passion for non-belief is strong
It is not with joy or good feeling
There is no God
But there is prayer
That brings me solace
Hope eternal
No help from above
We have to do it ourselves

Will you join me?
On the perimeter
Traveling by darkness
Holding hands
Seeing the landscape
Tending the garden
Joy from within


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