This poem is a reflection on absurdism, religion, speaking in tongues and how languages evolve.
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Here resolved to not succumb
To the infinite consumption
Of one voice against the realm
A quiet silence of acquiesance
Those definitions writ by men
Contorted into banana reviled
Space men flying through dirt
As if ideas differed from media
And the ethereal self of media
Konked bright soft deputy sin
Vestured in polygamy dripped
Matches these clouded ideas
But are we happier and pleased
To filter golfed tophats in oils
Burnt by the sun's pint from of
To be tongued or upbraided?
Wild that realization to think
Breaded sup encounters zoo
A clitoral registery of agenda
And meditate on that praise
Some thought of indifference
Furching thrifted baptiles hu
Gretanacious billped orwas
That those who are happy win
Reaches horticultural poems
Or theranac therapies nudge
Or meaning threads thru time
Hello to nihilism of nihilism
Euphoristic pirouettes dance
Epistimolic ignitions on God
Dereligious religiousity rises.
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📅 Written August 29, 2023
📍 Written in Aurora, Colorado near the West Toll Gate Creek
Thanks for reading. When I wrote this poem I was contemplating all the different connections between absurdism, Christianity, Pentecostals specifically their imperative to speak in tongues and the ideas of how words and broader languages come to have import.
Absurdism is related to Christianity in that you can be an absurdist and claim to be a Christian.
You don't have to believe in Christ to claim that you do and if claiming that you believe in Christ when you don't actually, there is a sense of absurdism in refusing to face certain objective evidences and instead only viewing or approaching the world with an external sense of meaning relative to say objective naturalism or uniformitarianism.
And there is a strange similarity to the ideas of speaking in tongues and how languages develop word by word. The initial utterance may have no meaning at the first use, but given enough context and use, that word just becomes, a word.
Now I'm not a philosopher, nor a theologian, nor a Pentecostal. So maybe I got all of those premises wrong. As a layman, I seek to understand these ideas as a common person, at least of a Christian lineage, would.
If I am uneducated on one of these matters, comment below, please, we would all do well to present other's opinions in a more clear and relatable way!
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