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god is dead (standard:poetry, 127 words)
Author: Victor D. LopezAdded: Jun 21 2013Views/Reads: 2304/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This is a free verse poem with tongue somewhat planted in cheek about the self-centeredness, narcissism and unearned arrogance of modern society that looks neither to the past nor to the future for aspirational values or meaningful goals, but only inward,

[This poem has previously appeared under the title "The Gospel

god is dead he died of a bad review in The New York Times that accused
him of being a fascist and a prude 

he is being replaced by a new non-sectarian trinity of Me Myself and I
all of whom are free to kill god and say god is dead god dead is dead 
is god is god dead 

I think I have heard somebody suggest (and therefore I have) that the
Department of Health is soon to issue new and improved 
antiexistentialistdespairpills free of charge to every adult man and 
woman sitting in front of his/her TV/Smart Phone/Computer waiting for 

From Of Pain and Ecstasy: Collected Poems (C) 1977, 2011 Victor D. Lopez


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