Perhaps We Can Come to Agreement

I'm not keen to be saved, Mrs. Johnson. I don't believe
In ghosts or gods, and the prospect of paradise in
The hereafter strikes me as fanciful. I'll play the odds
And continue what you call my unholy life..., though I
Could be persuaded to pantomime piety briefly for
More of your freshly baked bread.





Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2024-07-10 at 16:45

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Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
Onholy in the eyes of the unholy probably. More likely than if taken at face value. Unholy or not, I send blessings to you my friend, and thanks for sharing another unique piece of your poetry. Allen
2024-07-12


alarian The PoetBay support member heart!
One of the worst life on earth for me is a man sentenced to death and waiting 6,7 years in the death row enduring that each day is maybe his last day…
2024-07-11


Sameen
When I first joined Poetbay a decade ago every time I came across your poems, while I found them amazing, I thought they were so bitter.

I'm older now and understand.

What strikes me though is the rare glimpses of joy and humor in your work.

You're amazing.
2024-07-11