Poetry – It’s All We’ve Got

It’s All We’ve Got

It’s all we’ve got! One wondrous planet!

It’s all we’ve got! One short life!

It’s all we’ve got!

We can pretend! There’s something more.

We can pretend! In afterlives.

We can pretend!

We should care! Wonder at it.

We should care! Appreciate it.

We should care!

It’s all we’ve got! One wondrous planet!

It’s all we’ve got! One short life!

It’s all we’ve got!

Opher – 22.10.2020

I often wonder if this superstitious belief in heaven, paradise, an afterlife, isn’t the most evil thing. Our inability to handle death. It consumes us.

This belief that this is a mere interlude before we enter a life in eternity. It holds us back.

There is no life after this.

We came from nothing. We go back to nothing and the universe ceases to exist.

Perhaps if we were able to accept that there is only this, nothing more, then we would value it more, look after it better and appreciate the wonder all around.

What a wondrous place to wake up in. This is heaven – for a short while. Let’s not make it hell.

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