As I sat by the waters edge, watching those catching fish and barnacles
I thought of people, religion and those who intellectualize about both
Some win Nobel prizes and others return without much in the boat
Is this God’s plan or just a probabilistic outcome?
As the world spins in distress
As the Catholics fight the Jews, the Hindus and the Muslims
I heard some say religion is good and others fall prey to it
Is it me or my confused brain?
As I stood up on the heart of the third world
Ready to leap for the future and leave everything behind
Was it my decision or those of who want me to succeed?
Is it rational to look back or are they just moments of lapse of reason?
As my brain cells start to hurt attempting to break out of the empty space
I could hear noises at a distance and blurred images closer
As billions perish without food and vaccines
Others stand in line for the latest automobiles and mobile phones
Is it me in my head or rationality and intellectualization?
Could I empathize as I seek to optimize my portfolio?
Am I human or just an artifact?
Can I escape from the meaningless arguments?