I believe in…

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
September 2017

By Nargi Golashi

I believe in simple truths,
Like 1+1=2.
I believe in facts, theorems, and postulates,
For they are tools
That help us understand
The world around us just a little better.

I believe in the laws of thermodynamics.
Energy cannot be created or destroyed.
So the same energy in me right now
Has been here since the beginning of time.
And will continue existing,
Even when I die.

And I know that I said “simple truths,”
And to some people those I mentioned
Are everything but simple.
They’re huge, immobile, stone statues,
And that makes them simple,
For even if everything around me
Is in ruins and ashes,
They stand strong and unchanged.

Nargi Golashi I believe in…

Nargi Golashi, 13
Durres, Albania

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  1. Bob Sacksteder September 23, 2017 at 8:41 am Reply

    I love the irony in the opening line of Nargi’s poem. Science and math and the truths we have discovered from them are anything but simple. Also, it is reassuring to know the energy in me will continue to exist when I die.

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