Poetry by Jeff Green


The True Believers

by cricketjeff on February 16, 2012.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A Zoroastrian I know says Jews have got it wrong,
The Jews think Christian preachers string the gullible along.
The Christians teach that Muslims are a badly misled crew
And Hindus know that all of them have not the slightest clue.
The Sikhs respect all others but they don’t think they are right
And Buddhists know there is no god but strive towards the light.
Confucians are confusing but their teachings are approved,
By Communists and Emperors though others were unmoved.
There’s Taoists, Scientologists, and Mormons in the States,
The Jedi Knights are jokers but their number still inflates;
I know a lot of Wiccans and a Druid once called round,
To tell us of a ley line to a henge that he had found.
These ardent true believers know for sure their way’s the one,
And some will try to prove it with explosives or a gun!
But there’s a simple answer that is very much less odd
About ten thousand years ago some men invented god!

Author notes

I am an atheist