This is a Shakespearean sonnet about renewing our minds.
Our science says effects all have a cause,
We should predict the future from the past,
For knowledge of the past produces laws
That can’t be broken, twisted, or surpassed.
Religion claims it knows the will of God,
And holy books reveal what we should do,
But skeptics say the rules are rather odd,
And foreign cultures have another view.
But what if we could wipe the white board clean,
Erase all expectations from our mind,
And cease to judge all that is heard and seen?
Would we then live as we were first designed?
If we renewed and opened up our mind,
Our mental powers would be unconfined.
(written c. November 2019)