It is hard to argue politely ... so I sometimes write "poetry"

One sunny day in the middle of the night
An imaginary God awoke to put things right
He said the things that couldn't be heard
And did the things that couldn't be done
A deaf man remembered every sound
And a blind man wrote down every word

If you believe these lies are true
Puff out your chest and smile at the world
For you are good, moral and true
In the minds of those as deluded as you

Humour and jam help children swallow bitter pills......
The meter and thyme needed a little tweaking...

One sunny day in the middle of night
Our Heavenly Father put all our sins right;
He proclaimed many laws that none could observe,
And did many things that to us seem absurd.
A deaf man remembered all that he heard
And a blind man saw to write every word.

If you believe that these stories are true
Bow down your head and look heavenwards too,
For you are upright, just, moral and true
In the minds of those who're as deluded as you.
I was hoping people would make up their own rhythms not use a clumsy tweak to pervert mine.
The last time a nonsense rhythm was tweaked it produced the Bible.
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Lionel In ParisI was hoping people would make up their own rhythms not use a clumsy tweak to pervert mine.The last time a nonsense rhythm was tweaked it produced the Bible.
I'm curious - what was the original nonsense rhythm?
Taking just one example, the epics of Ziusudra, Gilgamesh, and Atrahasis are Mesopotamian flood stories/myths (many written as poems) which if examined with just a little scientific rigour are found to be fantasy stories which no intelligent person today would consider be a real event that actually happened ...a nonsense story/ poem.
The flood story in Genesis 6-9 is copied directly from these myths.
The bible is a miss mash of pre-existing stories cobbled together, most of which can be traced to other cultures and religions.
This is what I mean by clumsy tweaks of nonsense poems producing the bible.
Lionel In Parisnonsense poems
Lewis Carroll wrote nonsense poems.
The epics are fictitious, like legends and entertainment of story tellers of all cultures, but they are not described in literary circles as "nonsense poems."
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This is true....(Lewis Carroll)

“The epics are fictitious, like legends and entertainment of story tellers of all cultures” also true and exactly my point regarding the bible and other “holy” books as they are drawn from these tales.
There are quite a few others, I like Spike Milligan.....

There are holes in the sky
Where the rain gets in
But there ever so small
That's why the rain is thin.

Lovely stuff

Lionel
So God intervenes?

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops My mind from wandering
Where it will go

I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept My mind from wandering
Where it will go