The Nurse and 9/11, By Brian37

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The Nurse and 9/11, By Brian37

The Nurse 9/11, By Brian37

 

Long before Sam Harris

Yet for the same reason

One event

Became a call to action

 

Hailing from

The land of Cubs

An opinion from a nurse

Spoke of that horrible event

 

In my fear

I read my local paper

And that similar voice

Caused me to shed it

 

She spoke

Of what we were

As a country

That more than Christians died

 

Being godless too

She worked at hospitals

And felt sadness and horror

Like the majority of the western world

 

She advised all

Believers included

That 9/11

Affected us all

 

It was that nurse

Whose name forgotten

Inspired me

To lose my fear

 

Out of the closet

I bolted with speed

Understanding right then

To fight zealous dogmatism

 

10 years hence

And ever since

Combating superstition

Has been my mission

 

To that nurse

I can't thank you enough

For giving me my voice

And the papers that printed it

 

I am no longer afraid

Of admitting my position

No longer afraid

Of challenging religion.

 

So many before

Along with her

Sapient and Reggie

Harris and Dawkins

 

We cant rid the world

Of bad claims

Of superstitions

But we can contain them

 

For if we don't

What happened then

Can happen again

If we don't stand fast

 

I was alone

Before she spoke

But she liberated me

And far many others

 

To all to all

Who partisipate

For the fight for reason

I can't thank enough

 

No voice too small

All better off

When we shed flat earth's

Deity's thoughts

 

From Isis to Vishnu

Allah to Jesus

Humanity can live

Without superstition

 

THANK YOU ALL, AND THE NURSE whose name I wish I could remember,  who inspired me to shed my fear and join the Jeffersonian call to civility and fearlessness to "boldly question event the existence of a god".

 

 

 

 

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