The Great Paradox.
The stars swirl like drunken dancers
As we look to the skies for the answers
And follow the cycle of the moon and stars
Of the planets, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars
While the gods mock us for our pride and stupidity
Scorn our weakness and mortality
Not realising, that it is they, who are our creation
A figment of our powerful imagination
Endowing them with our human traits excessively
Great acts of kindness and unspeakable cruelty
Love and hatred, generosity and greed
To fulfill our social and psychological need
A pantheon of gods and heroes, trials and tribulations
Forged in the theatre of our imaginations
As If on a great stage, in tragedies and dramas
And act out our dilemmas in myths and sagas
We create our own gods and our reality
As we seek to understand our humanity
But this is the great paradox you see
They are also real because we believe them to be.
C. Denis Murphy 06 January 2021.