After the Everafter

After the Everafter there’s a loss of soul.
A loss of warmth I had somewhere.
Now an emptiness not felt before.
What I can see is all there is, no more.
After the Everafter.

So what’s to do, and what’s to be?
Can love and awe and truth still be?
Is beauty still there for us to see?
Now I’m the only judge of these.
After the Everafter.

In fog of fear of anomie I sink,
but left with no choice, I start to think.
And then I see my mind is free,
and what happiness is, is up to me.
After the Everafter.

Now the world is mine, not His,
to love or use or end or not
to help or hurt, to care, or not.
The world is mine
After the Everafter.

About Harvey H. Madison

Harvey Madison is a lifetime resident of West Texas, and was raised in the Southern Baptist Church. He has a B.A. in Psychology, and a Master of education. While earning his living as a photographer and photography educator, Madison is an activist in the areas of civil liberties and education. In 1989 he started the Center for Critical Thinking. He has served on the Texas state board of Common Cause, and has been on the chapter board of the American Civil Liberties Union, serving as its president for fourteen years. He attends and is past president of the Lubbock Unitarian Church. He loves everything about the sky, and flies his own plane, chases storms, uses an astronomical telescope, and has skydived.

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