Extreme thoughts

So, Dawkins,

BASE-jumper of rationalism,

ice-climber of atheism,

big-wave rider of  naturalism,

I wonder…

do you ever

scale the heights of spontaneous belly laughs?

bungee-jump the bridges of self-deprecating chuckles?

deep-dive the murky depths of self-doubt?

or has your personal evolution

yet to take you that far?

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16 thoughts on “Extreme thoughts

  1. Hello, Bluebee. Thank you for your comment on my poem.
    I like your Dawkins poem, too.
    I took my boys to hear him speak a few weeks ago at the Woodstock literary festival….

  2. Hello Bluebee,
    Thanks for commenting so that I could find your site with such wonderful poems. I love this one and Dad III, too — look forward to reading more and thinking about them. Monica

  3. Very nice…I love the questions without answers, the way you put the metaphor in…My favorite lines are:

    scale the heights of spontaneous belly laughs?

    bungee-jump the bridges of self-deprecating chuckles?

    deep-dive the murky depths of self-doubt?

    or has your personal evolution

    yet to take you that far?

    This poem just says it all. I’ve wondered the same thing about some people but in much less poetic terms.

    • Thanks, Coin & Feather for taking time to give me such great feedback. My inspiration for this poem came from an interview I saw ages ago where old Dawko got quite snippy and completely failed to see the humour in being asked (all entirely in jest, of course) what his star sign was. So, he revealed quite a lot about himself in that single moment, I thought. BB.

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