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November 26, 2013


by jhon baker

Written in response to being told only life has meaning through Jesus Christ:

Each of us, in life, affects another being and usually a large set of beings – beings we know personally and beings we do not know at all – through direct action we have this effect and through indirect action we have an even greater one. Our names may not live on forever but our actions will. So, to say that my life is meaningless because I think this life is it, or I don’t believe in an afterlife or a god, most likely is going to be meaningless to me because you simply aren’t paying attention to anything other than your personal world view.

Imaginary beings need not apply.

November 26, 2013


by jhon baker

I’m down


to see

if I can

write something


surrounded by

red walls


Micael Chadwick paintings

with various books

from philosophy

to poetry to



listening to

the classical station

of which

I am a member

for the


yearly fee

of 90 dollars

and drinking

my preferred

black coffee

in a porcelain mug


and I keep thinking

of Tantalus

head above water


out of reach of

fruits or leaves


hell is sleeping

all day with

nothing to write

the world


out of reach


the monkey sits

on a pile

of stones

and stares

at the open book

in his


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