Poetry by Brian37 (poems by an atheist)

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Out out brief Candle, By Brian37

QUOTE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE MACBETH:"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Here is my spin on that wonderful and profound line:



Out, Out brief candle, By Brian37

To-deities, and to-gods, and to-God

Creeps in this petty tyrant from day to day

Until the extinction of humanity new ones will be invented

And all our yestergods have been created by fools

The way to tribal death. Out out brief myth

Claims are but a walking shadow, a poor reflection

That struts our narcissism upon the stage

And then is heard no more. It is a tale

Told by the credulous, full of sound and fury

Signifying nothing.

 (END)

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 The Perch, by Brian37 (AKA

 The Perch, by Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

It's not about rights

It's about marketing fear

Decade after decade

Year after year

 

A clock tower

He went atop

Murderd several

It never stops

 

Happy Meals

In San Ysidro

21 dead

Made my yearbook

 

Galleghar's act

Smashes a watermellon 

In a grade school

Without warning

 

The originalist

Live a lie

To sell more and do nothing

Everything will be fine

 

It's not about rights

It's always been about money

Violence sells weapons

The factories make profits

 

They shout

"It's the mentally ill"

Then run from their argument

When we agree to do something

 

They shout

"It's the criminals"

Then run from their arguments

When we agree to do something

 

They shout 

"It's the terrorists"

But the truth for the makers

It's always about profits

 

32 floors up

Just like in Texas

A disturbed person

Had easy access

 

I am beyond sick

When they say

"Keep them out of the wrong hands"

Then scream when we agree

 

It is nothing short

Of indoctrination

Obsession of an object

Abandoning reason

 

36 thousand

Die from use

In every fasion

You can think of

 

Month after month

Year after year

Decade after decade

They close their ears

 

Follow the money

If you want the truth

It is about profits

Not telling the truth

 

I've written prose

On gun violence before

I want to see the day

When I don't write anymore.

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 Kid Rocks In His Head, By

 

Kid Rocks In His Head, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

To support that Jon

The toilet named Don

Shitting on the office

Your credibility gone

 

A Panther's fan

In the stands

Punches and old man

You worry instead

 

Instead you condemn

Peaceful kneeling

Pointing out

Inequality dwelling

 

Rocks in your head

You're just a Kid

Marshall Mathers

Has got you dead

 

Dead to rights

You're fighting for whites

Hyper nationalist facists

He's got in his sights

 

Capping your logic

You support a neurotic

Vilifies Puerto Rico

A part of our nation

 

Charollotesville

No accident

Not for free speech

But intimidation 

 

There is no rhyme 

To your rap

Supporting 45

His vile crap

 

Just so you know

Your remake was shit

Alabama and America

Can do better than Kid

 

 

 

 

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 "A Cup Of Jo", By Brian37,

 "A Cup Of Jo", By Brian37, (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37)

 

A scrappy lady

Of the 80s

Took no guff

At the Eastland Prep school

 

I know it is a Fact

She was a character

But I desperatly wanted

Her to protect me

 

I had nothing but bullies

In real life

Need a cup of Jo

To escape my real life

 

To stand up to Blair

To make it obvious

The boys on my block

Stop beating me up

 

Men of the world

Even today

Need to learn

It really is ok

 

For girls  and women

To lead the way

I need a cup of Jo

To make my way

 

I lived in isolation

In the basement

Jo wouldn't have put up

With that harrasment 

 

Why should I care

If a female does dare

To protect a male

Or lead a nation?

 

Females make up

Half the world's population

A cup of Jo

Is fine with me.

 

 

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 Nothing, By Brian37 (AKA

 Nothing, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

What happens when

A cockroach dies

The same thing as 

It's pre life

 

What happens to

Bacteria and virus

No after life 

When medicines kill it

 

What happens when

You kill a black widdow 

Or rattlesnake

Has it a soul to continue?

 

Seems arbitrary

And self centered

To apply selectively

The ever after

 

To only the cute

And at best pets

To chalk it up

To mythology and magic

 

What will happen

After I die?

I refuse to buy

A comforting lie

 

The planet did fine

Long before

Long before

I was born

 

I am not drawn to

Nor foolled by the fiction

Of old folklore

That never existed

 

I'll be fine

With my finite ride

I am not more special

Than any other life

 

Here and now

Is where I am

Seeking non violence

Seeing good in man

 

The movie has credits

At the end

The concert a last song

The football game ends

 

Still I see wonder

My sense of awe

I still feel love

That has never gone

 

Of course I feel pain

I do fear death

But not in any

Mytholotical context

 

I fear pain

That when prolonged

But I cant fear nothing

After I am gone

 

The fictional forever

Is nothing more

Than a comic book reflection

Of human's desires

 

It will be ok

To focus on now

To skip the mythology

Of a magic why and how

 

I'll still have

Ups and downs

I simply face it

In the here and now

 

What will happen

After I die

For a while

I'll live in loved ones minds

 

But as far as me

Personally

I will be nothing

In cosmic history

 

Just in knowing

Long ago

Stars exploded

Prodcing atoms

 

Producing materials

That made this planet

My teporary home

This is fantastic

 

But I need not of

Mythology

I will be nothing

Eventually

 

What is the use

A theist will ask

Why isn't now

Good enough?

 

I was obscurity

Prior to my birth

I will return to the same

After my time on earth

 

Nothing is nothing

Nothing to fear

Enjoy your time now

Love those you hold dear.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Under The Radar, By

 Under The Radar, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37)

 

Under the radar

Means just that

It does not mean

You survived death

 

If you are revived

To take another breath

In full faculty

You were never dead

 

If you heart stops

And you make it through

All that means

There was a window

 

A window, 

Just enough juice

 Even if medical equipment

Doesn't detect it

 

But once enough

Of your brian cells die

You don't come back

You don't survive

 

The heart stopping

Only means it stopped

Within a window

Revival is possible

 

"Life after death"

Is not anthing more

Than our species desire

To live ever more

 

It isn't real

If it were

You could decapitate someone

And magically cure

 

My mother did not

At the funeral home

Climb out of her casket

Though I was desperate

 

Wanting more

Time with her

But utopia thinking

Isn't a cure

 

If you come back

A doctor did that

Not a string puller 

No rabbit out of a hat

 

Your neurons do fire

After the heart stops

But within a window

Is what makes it possible

 

I watched my mom die

And on that last day

I could tell

There was no way

 

What I was seeing

Was the brain dying

The person I loved

In her decline

 

I will not take pain

Or that of death

As harsh the reality

And sugar coat it

 

There is no

Life after death

There is no such thing

As reincarnation

 

What comforts me

Is the time I have

With loved ones and friends

And the things we did

 

I am thrilled 

Science has figured

How to pull someone out

Who is still in that window

 

But no matter what

It is only so much

The reaper will get

Every one of us.

 

Instead of dreaming

Thank medicine 

Thank a doctor

For saving you

 

But your delusion

Is nothing new

King Tut's Egypt

Had their fictions too

 

Spend your one life

In non  violence

Value science and reason

Family and friends

 

For in the end

It always ends

A second chance

Means you were never dead.

 

 

 

 

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 "Three Men And A Baby", By

 "Three Men And A Baby", By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

John in Nam

Stood up to them

Said he was a good man

While running for president

 

Khan did not fight

So you could vilify

An intire religion

Read our First Amendment

 

And now David

In Niger

There is no low

You wont sink too

 

Your bellowing voice

Is getting old

Your pettiness 

Is vile and cold

 

You had spurs

You got out

Then have the nerve

To insult their service

 

There is no excuse

For such words

There is no party oath

To join or serve

 

The Constitution

They are sworn to protect

No matter republican, libertarian

Or democrat

 

They are three men

You are a baby

You are spitefull

And were never ready

 

John is a hero

So was Khan

You'll never be them

Or come close to Johnson

 

War is no game

Death is final

The familys left behind

Have the same thing in common

 

Not in that

Of political party

But love of our country

And what it stands for

 

Not that of hate

Or vilification

Nor the scapegoating

You won the election

 

We are tired

Of your nationalism

I agree with Bush Jr

Your politics is toxic

 

David's mother

Heard what you said

You're calling her a liar

In her moment of pain

 

Three men and a baby

McCain, Khan and Johnson

The bone spur brat

Compassion is lost on

 

Bush and Obama

On the same day

Your politics of vilification

Must be done away

 

Done away with

We've come too far

To allow you to divide us

We want this to stop

 

You didn't run

To lead our nation

You bone spur baby

You ran for attention

 

Like a frat drunkart

"Hold my beer"

Nothing but ego

Masturbate in the mirror

 

John endured torture

Khan and Jhonson died

Three men and a baby

Bone spur brat lied

 

A one party state

We have never been

How dare you insult

Those who serve in

 

Three men and a baby

Shut your trap

Orange bone spur brat

We've had enough of that.

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 Five-0, By Brian37 (AKA

 Five-0, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

It must frustrate you

Our pesky constitution

Seperation of powers

You'd be stupid to fire him

 

He's got Chin Ho and Danno

Crawling up your past

White House Wo Fat

Your destractions wont last

 

Dragnet closing in

Tweets are all you have

Deflection and blame

Mueller is not afraid

 

You are the robber

In the San Fransisco diner

Make Mueller's day

If you try to fire

 

Indictments handed down

"Book em" we have now

I hope they flip on you

It will not be too soon

 

Five-0 is protected by

Seperation of powers

Though you may try

To erode them by the hour

 

Our nation is not

Run by a despot

Your tweets will not save you

I hope you're left to rot

 

Rot in impeachment

Hubris takes a fall

Seperation of powers

Will protect us all

 

Comey you did fire

But that does not matter

Five-0 never gives in

Because of seperation of powers.

 

Mueller is our modern

Very real McGarrett

He wont back down

You will never scare him

 

Listen Nixon Wo Fat

There's sugar in his cup

The waitress tipped him off

Harry wont get lost

 

You've made your dead pool

It's a laundry list

Five-0 on your ass

I am glad you are pissed

 

President Narcissist

Will be forced to understand

Separation of powers

Is why America exists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Churches, Schools, Dance

 Churches, Schools, Dance Clubs OH MY, (AKA Brian Jame Rational Poet on FB and Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Black Churches

White Churches

Hotels, grade schools

Time after time

 

Don't hand me bullshit

It is about rights

It is about corporate profits

The makers lie

 

Any time

The sane propose laws

To reduce the violence

"No" is their cause

 

Sell more

And do nothing

It doesn't even matter

If the dead vote republican

 

"It's the mentally ill"

When the left agrees

They run from their argument

For all to see

 

"It's the terrorists"

Ok, lets do something

"Sell more and do nothing"

Is their only solution

 

"It's the criminals"

Fine, lets do something

"No!" is what they shout

Decades of delusion

 

"It's the domestic abusers"

Yes, the left would agree

Always from your arguments

You always flee

 

"It's not the object"

No, it does not have to be

But obssesion over such

Is what I see

 

All those above

Every category

Had ease of access

To commit their killing spree

 

I am extremly tired 

Of all the false slurs

Comming from the far right

Suggesting we change our laws

 

Dont tell me you care

Then run out of fear

When we agree

We have a problem here

 

We do not want

A 1 party state

Of every firearm

We WONT confiscate

 

But like candy made

Some 90 per day

Die by firearm 

In every way

 

Don't tell me you're tired

Like I am too

The offer "no"

And the same failed solutions.

 

Just like Newtown

This time in Texas

Even innocent chidlren

Die from do nothing

 

When is the right time

To have this talk?

How high the count

Before something get's done?

 

 

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I Would Be, By Brian37 (AKA

I Would Be, By Brian37 (AKA Brian37 on FB and @Brianrs37 on twitter).

 

I would be

If you were still here

This Novermber 11th

Not with you but near

 

Calling you late

To explain

Why I missed

The beggining of the game

 

You'd have called me

In the morning

I'd let you know

I went out shopping

 

But at 12pm

I'd run into

Things I did not

Expect to

 

Long lines at Walmart

Getting a late start

Leaving my beer

At Food Lion in my shoping cart

 

Having to go back

To retreave it

Wondering if

Someone stole it

 

And I was not home

At the begining of the game

Your alma mater 

Ohio State about to begin the game

 

I could invison

You're desperate call

Where the hell is he?

Michigan State in your shoe.

 

I know you

You wouldn't know what to do

I'm not at home

To converse with you

 

But I got home

In the second quarter

To see J.T. 

Had it all in order

 

I know you

You'd think I was murdered

When I don't call you on time

When you were worried

 

I wish you were still here

So I could call you

It was a rout for Ohio

A smile for you

 

It is a big shoe

You did fill

A teacher for all

The Buckeyes wont fall

 

I miss you

I love you Mom

I miss your calls

When the game is on.

 

 

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