“HEAVEN IS REAL”—NEWSWEEK
Perhaps it’s true that Heaven above is real,
As even now one neuroscientist
Attests, making a rational appeal
Against what other scientists insist.
Although his neo-cortex was shut down,
And he was thus incapable of thought,
He yet could see a world beyond renown,
A glorious realm of light where he was taught
By grand seraphic beings’ wordless speech
That all the Universe is filled with love
Eternally and, just as pastors preach,
This world will be surpassed by that above.
Yet even this won’t quell the skeptics’ doubt
Who’d rather wait to see what he found out.