We live in the cocoon of our beliefs,
Encompassed by the worldview we assume,
The teeming matrix of our joys and griefs,
The seedbed wherein our conceptions bloom.
“As you believe, so shall you see” may seem
Exaggerated if not plain absurd,
As if the world we live in were a dream,
Or actuality were just a word,
And yet “In the beginning,” it is said,
There was “the Word,” the primal source of all,
The Universal Book where may be read
Stories that inspire and appall.
What we believe is clearly our own choice,
And as we choose, we’ll suffer or rejoice.