Heaven Or Hell Notwithstanding


I will not let another person tell me
Why we’re here from some book from off his shelf,
Or buy the stuff some holy Joe would sell me.
I’ll try to figure that out for myself

So don’t try fear. It gets a little thick
To promise heaven or to threaten hell.
Spare me the heavnl’y carrot and its stick
‘Cause here’s the story I think we should tell:

Whether we’re destined to be redeployed
Through pearly gates to boulevards of gold
Or to be cosmic dust out in the void,
Let this about the human race be told:

“They overcame their hate. They faced their fear.
The universe was better with them here.”

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Davis Gloff

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Davis Gloff is a singer, actor, pianist, poet, composer and any number of other things. He has appeared in several films, including VERY small parts in "Gran Torino" with Clint Eastwood and "This must be the Place" with Sean Penn. Davis started his career as an opera and concert singer (which he still does,) and then moved into commercials as well as classical music Radio. He has written poetry, always to a form. He has written over 250 sonnets, and a number of triolets, because it's fun.Davis still sings Classical Music as a soloist often, very often with orchestra, because he's asked to, and because it's fun.Davis also often appears as an entertainer singing songs by many composers as well as his own material, which is almost all funny, and almost always politically progressive.Years ago, Davis was introduced at a performance using this phrase: "He's famous, and not many people know that." He now uses that as his motto.... because it's true, because he never takes himself too seriously and because it's fun.
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Very nice. 😀

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