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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)

To all reading this thread, you may spread the link to this thread BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO POST INDIVIDUAL POEMS! Brian Sapient the owner of this website is full aware of my real name and my physical address. You will not get away with passing yourself off as me! ALL POEMS IN THIS THREAD ARE SOLE PROPERTY OF THE PERSON(ME) and may not be distributed without MY permission.

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Smoke, By

Smoke, By Brian37

 

Released

After a vote

To indicate

A new Pope

 

The cardinals

Gather in sequester

To vote on delusion

For a new master

 

Always late

On the uptake

Denial of science

And reproductive rights

 

Hiding criminals

Who prey on kids

She was right

For ripping your picture

 

Now like cowards

You want immunity

You want us to ignore

Your transgressions

 

So your minions

Gather and watch

That stupid pipe

Which you hide behind

 

You're not doing anything

But wasting your time

Voting on fantasy

And comic book claims

 

Formerly Catholic

I am lucky to have escaped

That stupid smoke

You blow in everyone's face

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Guys Wear Black, By

Good Guys Wear Black, By Brian37

 

One weekend night

On typical male plight

At a now defunct bar named Rhiannons

While looking for chicks at this dance bar

 

Twas not my quest

To go home

All by myself

Without a woman

 

But if you don't score

Then you hang out

And talk to friends

Or meet new people

 

To the man in the black hat

I had divulged that night

That I wrote down things

In fanciful ways

 

He said to me

We have a group for that

Poets Anonymous

Is what they called it

 

But I said to him

I'm not that good

He said to me

No one will judge

 

So a couple weeks later

With much trepidation

I took what I had

To the meeting

 

I picked out my best

Read it aloud

To my surprise

A welcoming crowd

 

So all that you read

In this thread

Is due to a chance meeting

With the man in the black hat

(end)

 

This poem is dedicated to a guy I met at the titled bar in the poem. I struck out with women that night, but got to hang out with him. The reason you read all this stuff now in this thread, EVERY poem, is because of meeting a guy named Sam Hurst, I met that night at that bar. I mentioned I wrote poetry. He wanted to hear it, I told him I wasn't that good. He insisted I go to the Poets Anonymous meetings in Northern Va where we lived. I did. And quite frankly I was scared shitless. But Sam simply pushed me to read my stuff, and when I did, I found out the truth of life. Some people will like it and some people wont.

 

The poem is an ode to Sam Hurst, of Poets Anonymous. The guy who pushed me to write and be myself. I met him in the early 90s.

"The Man In The Black Hat" is an ode to one of his poems, and a favorite of those who read it back then.

 

 

 

 

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Interchangeable, By

Interchangeable, By Brian37

 

Tis one thing to dismiss

The clearly debunked

It is a must

To advocate for reality.

 

Yet humans often forget

Once an idea

Is treated as a taboo

That cannot be questioned

 

Interchangeable become our egos

We are not protecting truth at this point

Rather our strive to protect the ego

Tis the fascist placebo that brings false comfort

 

We live in narcissism

Relevant to our tribes

Our predilections

Often falling short to open eyes.

 

Yet generation's progress

And we learn

And grow

Despite nature's flawed existence.

 

There is a way

To know if one is wrong

And it is not based

In tradition or superstition.

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Masters Of The Scene, By

Masters Of The Scene, By Brian37

 

We've done it all before

Conquered land and war

Invented new ways

To gain an advantage

 

But as I traversed

Down the street

I pondered

The troop of emerald centuries

 

Started as seedlings

Long before me

Unaware of our onslaught

Our pillaging

 

These soldiers of evolution

Helpless to defend themselves

Mowed down for "progress"

For furniture and fuel

 

We think we own it

But we dont

When the field is over tilled

It will turn on us

 

And then where will we be?

 

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"A Poet's Work" By Brian37

"A Poet's Work" By Brian37 an ode to Salman Rushdie

 

Starts a line

By an author

Condemned

By zealots

 

It is

According to him

Our job

"to point at frauds"

 

The slumber

Of vile complacency

Is a friend

To no one

 

Cruelty gains roots

When we find comfort

In blindness

To events around us

 

Rightful is his call

For the bullhorn

To be the provocateur

In the face of absurdity

 

To be willfully blind

Is to allow suffering

Of intellect

And humanity

 (end)

Admittedly I have yet to read Rushdie's Satanic Verses. The poem was inspired by a quote from Christopher Hitchen's autobiography "Hitch22", the chapter on Salman, page 261, paperback, starts out with the following quote,

"A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep" Baal the Poet "The Satanic Verses".

 

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Wilde Accusations, By

Wilde Accusations, By Brian37

 

Why should awards

Any accolade

Any praise

Be given to unfounded conjecture

 

"Truth in matters

Of religion

Is simply the opinion

That has survived"

 

Yet we give an Oscar

To performance

And falsely hail thus

Over substance

 

Opinions can never substitute

Cannot fill voids in knowledge

They can only remain

Our personal desires

 

Nothing deserves to survive

Once better data is in

That has shown the whim

To be mere fancy, not fact

(end)

This is an ode to an Oscar Wilde quote I just read. The quote is part of the poem in quotes. Opinions survive not because they are true by proxy of utterance or pragmatic falsification. Opinions survive because of marketing. Consensus based on testable data is the filter that weeds out personal bias.

 

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Dedicated, By Brian37 If

Dedicated, By Brian37

 

If one is dedicated

To a falsehood

And does everthing

To spread it

 

How is such

A benefit to humanity

How does this

Improve our understanding?

 

Did it help or hinder

To think the earth to be flat?

Did it help or hinder

To think the sun was a god?

 

Yes you can be "dedicated"

And you can be dead wrong

To claim this a virtue is a death sentence

To human progress

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Motor City Madness, By

Motor City Madness, By Brian37

 

It town after town

In the mitten state

Voting rights

Are being taken away

 

Who do they think they are

Thinking they have the right

To take away

Our voting rights?

 

Who do they think

They are fooling

It is nothing but money

And absolute power

 

No no this will not be

We will not cave

To corporate interests

And buy their lies

 

You cannot claim

To be for freedom

And turn around

And deny voting

 

It is the opposite

Big money wants

To extract from us

And make slaves of us

 

Take a stand

Don't let this happen

For if we do

Democracy will die.

 

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If All It Took, By

If All It Took, By Brian37

 

The pharaohs are alive

Even after their death

Because all it took

Was their faith

 

In reincarnation

You graduate or dicline

Because of your actions

In a prior life

 

The gods of Olympus

Oracles did tell

Played with Roman lives

And all it took was faith

 

Venus must be real

For she was the god of beauty

And many had faith in her

Saw it as their duty

 

If all it took

Were pretty thoughts

And all it took

Was want and desire

 

Then by fiat

Of my feelings

I could think of many things

That would be nice

 

It would be nice

To think of no strife

It would be nice

To think of no death

 

It would be nice

But will never be so

If all it took was faith

To cure human ills

 

Then thee mentioned above

Should be valid and real

And our personal desires

Would always come true

 

If all it takes is faith

Then why one must ask

Do these hollow pillars

Always come crashing down?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Willful Ignorance, By

Willful Ignorance, By Brian37

 

Many years ago

With my x wife

We shared a tiny

Terrace apartment

 

It was atop a hill

And the space

Between the front door

And the parking was narrow

 

And on the other side

Across the parking

Was a sheer drop

Of a hill

 

When driving through

This narrow strip

The parked cars

Can hide little kids

 

If they popped out

Quite suddenly

They could get run over

Quite easily

 

One day

It almost happened

A kid on his big wheel

Popped out suddenly

 

Fortunately for him

I was slow enough

Got out and advised him

To stick to the sidewalk

 

But being startled

He ran to his mom

She came out and accused me

Of yelling at him

 

I could not reason

At all with her

Could not explain

The danger he had been in

 

And humans treat

Their gods like kids

Never understanding

How dangerous their logic is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Sense of Awe" By

"Sense of Awe" By Brian37

 

Yes the godless have it too

And the theists often asks

"How can this be

If there is no god?"

 

Posted on facebook

Just recently

I saw a video

With a feline and dolphin

 

Gently the mammal

Playfully tapped the cats head

And in return

The cat nuzzled its narrow nose

 

And the same I find

In telescopes

Pictures of galaxies

Billions in numbers

 

In all my wonder

I cannot ponder

Human concoctions

Of personal desire

 

Life as it is

Not how I wish it to be

Has plenty of "awe"

To inspire me

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Kitty Hawk, By Brian37 I am

Kitty Hawk, By Brian37

 

I am glad

The Wright Brothers

Did not base theory of flight

On Harry Potter

 

Lucky for us

Our space exploration

Was not based

On War Of the Worlds

 

On the verge

Of a cure for aids

Would not be accomplished

Through "faith healing"

 

We've gone from maps

Made of paper

To GPS

On our dashboards

 

What holds this back

Far too often

Are childish screams

Of ancient tradition

 

Out side of labels

The downside of humanity

We tend to prefer

A comforting lie over reality

 

Our Age of Enlightement

And End of slavery

Women voting

And modern technology

 

Only those who dare to question

Only those who buck superstition

Only those who test and tinker

Are the advocates of human progress

 

 

 

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Clear Choice, By Brian37 If

Clear Choice, By Brian37

 

If I were to utter

The following cliams

What could you see

And how would you measure them?

 

I have an invisible

Pink unicorn

In the trunk

Of my car

 

Or what of

An invisible teapot

A gigantic one

Orbiting Jupiter

 

Both are there

You just cant see them

Yet in your head

You rightfully reject them

 

It makes sense

When kids have friends

That are invisible

But what excuse do adults have?

 

If Allah is invisible

And Yahweh too

And the likes

Of Thor and Vishnu

 

How are my examples

Any different than claims of gods?

They all hold equal weight

With the same amount of proof

 

In wanting something

To be real

And merely making

One feel good

 

The only filter

That weeds out bias

Is not of our desires

But good use of logic and reason.

 

Otherwise the invisible

Is always true

Merely because

We've dreamed it up.

 

Do not rightfully reject

The claims of others

And refuse to look

In that mirror with the same logic

 

 

 

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Hitchen's Antidote, By

Hitchen's Antidote, By Brian37

 

When they force

Child brides

When men make women

Walk behind

 

When they get shot

For going to school

When they cant

Reveal their face

 

When in politics

They have no voice

When politicians

Claim divine right

 

Claim divine right

Over a uterus

And attempt to make laws

To curb their rights

 

When men kill men

For merely being offended

With cries for taboos

Create honor killing

 

When it attacks

Or delays

Discovery in science

Because they're afraid

 

It is is more than urgent

We take a page

From the Hitch

And  emancipate

 

 

 

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Sic Semper Absolutes, By

Sic Semper Absolutes, By Brian37

 

Kike,  Heeb, Macaca

Chink,  Jap, rag head

Redneck, nigger, atheist

Faggot, Juden, commie

 

Liberal and conserative

All of thee above

Have been used

As slurs and pejoratives

 

No one likes to be hated

No one likes to be bullied

No one likes to be oppressed

But PC is not the way to stop it

 

These words are part of history

To try to bury them

Is to doom humanity

Into future oppression

 

A woman once complained

About the Huckleberry Finn museum

And it's use of "nigger"

Missing the context of history

 

It would be to me

Akin to a Jew

Demanding the Nazi symbol

Be removed from the Holocaust museum

 

Every group as well

Has inside jokes they tell

Using these same words

To display the absurdity of bigotry

 

And this blanket tactic

Would ruin all satire

Such as South Park and Shapel

Who teach us to laugh at ourselves

 

PC also has

Despite it's good intent

Something most don't consider

That of government

 

If we want our right

To complain or dissent

Many fail to think about

Power shifting over time

 

There are places in the world

Where expressing mere displeasure

Of a majority or government

Can get you jailed or worse

 

The other issue missed

If one thinks about it

All humans are minorities

To another group in the world

 

Suffering has always occured

In our evolution

We should not think we are special

Because we have been victims

 

The only way to fight

Is not to silence others

Or to demand

No one have a sense of humor

 

The only way to fight

Is to understand

To remember that human suffering

Is not a label issue, but one of conditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parton Ways, By Brian37 Far

Parton Ways, By Brian37

 

Far too often

Humans are guilty

Of guilt by association

On labels, looks, likes and affilation

 

It is not to say

We should never blaspheme

Or only say nice things

All the time

 

Only that

I can see

The same compassion

In someone whom I disagree

 

Dolly and Malala

Gandi and King

Certainly have beliefs

I find absurd

 

But when our species

Rises above

When our species

Does the right thing

 

It inspires me

And gives me hope

That despite conflict

We are not different

 

To be Frank

About Ann

Said it well

"In spite of all this"

 

Thank you John

My Redneck friend

For proving to me

That good is not label based.

 

 

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Worse Things, By Brian37 It

Worse Things, By Brian37

 

It is the wolf

Who plays victim

When they are the predator

When others warn the sheep

 

You are not

The victim

If I say

You are full of shit

 

You are not oppressed

When I point out

Flaws

In your logic

 

You are not

The victim

When you promote

Sexism and homophobia

 

Yes I offended you

And will continue so

For anything you utter

Must be open to scrutiny

 

And if the worst you suffer

Is blasphemy , that is far better

Than the death caused

By the reaction to such

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Who You Think You Are? By Brian37

 

It is her body

Not yours

Fuck your excuses

Of "tradition"

 

Be it in Utah

Or in Afghanistan

Abortion laws

Or issues of Burkas

 

Women are not property

For men to control

Girls are not things

To boss around

 

"Any culture or religion

That cant or wont

Allow women to make

Their own life choices

 

Deserves nothing but

Scorn and contempt

And the likes of me

Wont relent."

 

 

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It's Your Fault, By

It's Your Fault, By Brian37

 

People often ask

Why I blaspheme out loud

Accuse me of being militant

Accuse me of being intolerant

 

A girl in Morocco

Committed suicide

Rather than face her sentence

To marry her rapist

 

A woman in Afganistan

Accused of adultry

Shot execution style

At halftime in a soccer match

 

And another story

I read on the web

100 lashes the sentence

For being raped

 

"It is your fault"

All these men claim

And to these bottom feeders

Who are nothing short of insane

 

Your excuse is tradition

Your cop out is religion

Your insecurities

Because you have no reason

 

It is your fault

Not theirs

To abuse them

And call it justice?

 

Time will defeat you

The woman's voice will rise

You will have no rock to crawl under

You will have no place to hide

 

If any man

Of any sect

Thinks it it is moral

To justify a rape

 

They are the criminals

Not the ones they blame

It is your fault men

For abusing them

 

 

 

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How? By Brian37 How does it

How? By Brian37

 

How does it affect you?

I cannot understand

Why you think others

Are subject to your fear?

 

Do you really think

Orgies will break out

On a public bus

If marriage equality exists?

 

Do you really think

By merely shaking hands

With a gay or lesbian

You will magically switch teams?

 

Do you really think

If they live next to you

They will invade your home

And force you have sex?

 

Do you really think

An invisible friend

Gave you license

To discriminate against them?

 

I am a bit perplexed

As to the TV pundits

Talking about the outcomes

Of the two Supreme Court cases

 

"It could be split"

As some have suggested

Where discrimination is upheld

And in other places struck down

 

What is to debate?

I don't understand

They are fellow citizens

Who should have our full support

 

Prop 8

And DOMA

Are antiquated bullshit

And are laws that need to die!

 

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Narcissism, By Brian37 When

Narcissism, By Brian37

 

When children die

From diarrhea

When babies get shot

In their strollers

 

When a 5 year old

Loses their hair

Because of chemo

Because of cancer

 

When children get butchered

In their own schools

When they get molested

By adults in power

 

Do you really

Think I care

About calling your god names

Or about your narcissism?

 

This is his priority

To prevent us from blasphemy

To silence criticism

To avoid reality?

 

This is not your god

This is you

This is your fantasy

Reacting to a bruised ego

 

 

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http://www.upworthy.com/this-womans-beef-with-prettiness-will-leave-you-speechless?c=ucfb1

Watch the video and you will understand this following poem.

 

Ode to Katie, By Brian37

 

The Rabbis and Imams

Priests and Ministers

And even the laymen

Who insist on roles

 

You should know

You are doomed

For the superficial

There will be no room

 

Women of substance

Are growing stronger

Even men

Can see them as heros

 

They liberate

Not just their sex

But all of humanity

From traditions past

 

In matters of pretty

Or that of brawn

What matters most

Goes way beyond

 

"Be a man"

Is equally absurd

If one shows emotion

Or cant play sports

 

I suffered as she did

With pimples and braces

Was physically weeker

Than the boys on my street

 

Picked last in sports

And constantly teased

And beaten up

For being sensitive

 

She is saying

What all can do

What matters more

Than how you look

 

Don't let others

Define who you are

Don't let image

Be projected on you

 

Hypatia and Malala

As well as I

As a species

I hold my head high

 

This is what

Will make progress

Not petty marketing

Of social norms

 

Thank you Katie

For empowering words

Humanity owes you

Much gratitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Fight In the Dog, by Brian37

 

A typical day

A little girl

Goes out to play

Unaware of the impending ambush

 

A Pit Bull next door

Unattended to

Managed to get loose

And attacked the poor girl

 

It bit her face

And could have killed her

But out of the blue

A tiny hero saved her

 

Honey the Chihuahua

No match for the pitt bull

Took it on anyway

Knowing the danger the girl was in

 

It barked long enough

For the pitt to release it's grip

Freeing the girl

From possible death

 

But for believers

Who would assign it to god

You know nothing

Of what you speak of

 

If morality

Were only of men

If sense of right and wrong

Were the invention of religion

 

If thus the case

Then why did a mere dog

Do what many humans dont

And got involved

 

Many times

In our lives

We witness things

And still pass by

 

This brave dog

Proves to me

No god involved

Just evolution

 

Morality and survival

Are evolutionary

Othewise Honey

Wouldn't have protected the girl

 

But in knowing

This reality

Will never negate

My "sense of awe"

 

Need not of myth

To explain the attack

Need not of myth

To explain honey fighting back

 

This dog did

What humans do

Protect their own

And had morals too

 

Far too often

Humans fancy themselves

Separate or above nature

When they are not

 

Thank you Honey

And thank evolution

For producing you

Who saved that girl

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When The Light Bulb Turns On, By Brian37

 

Hitchens said "How happy

We aught to be

At the reflection

That there exists not

 

.....unalterable celestial despotism

That subjected us to continual surveillance ....

......could convict us of thought crime

who regarded us as it's private property."

 

But long before those profound words

From the the great horseman

Were the words of Thomas Alva

Edison

 

"Nature made us

Nature did it all

Religion is all bunk

And all the bibles are man made."

 

And yet the fans

Of these cosmic despots

Try to kill the messenger

Because they are frightened

 

Frightened of the message

Frightened that we will

Destroy their illusion

And justly so they should be

 

Our switch was flipped on

And our eyes are open

We have left our shackles

And realize they never existed.

 

Now that we have

It is our sincere hope

That many still trapped

Will escape like we did.

 

 

 

 

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Or What? By Brian37

 

Your petulant tantrums

Impress me not

Your hollow threats

To shut me up

 

If I don't

Submit to you

If I dare

To question you

 

I am expected

To value this

That of silence

To placate your insecurities

 

No I will not

Your lack of evidence

Does not constitute

Rights to suppress reason

 

I am not your hostage

Nor your property

To question my duty

To free humanity

 

You will not

Demand my silence

You will not

Quell my thirst

 

My thirst for knowledge

Wherever it goes

Leaving behind

The fear that grips you

 

The fear that grips you

And keeps you trapped

And if I refuse to obey

Or what?

 

If I do not

Fall in line

If I refuse

Or what?

 

 

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Impressionable, By Brian37

 

If I bare a child

And to them I said

"You can fly like a bird

Off that building or cliff"

 

If I bare a child

And to them I said

"You can bounce bullets

Off your bare chest"

 

If I bare a child

And to them I said

"You are a mere wretch

And are nothing without me"

 

If I bare a child

And to them I said

"You have the right

To harm others for being offended"

 

If I bare a child

And teach them to obey

When they become adults

They will become the gods they claim

 

They will become jealous

They will become angry

They will become violent

Because they were not taught to think

 

If I bare a child

The best thing I can do

Not just for them

But the world as a whole

 

If I bare a child

For all of human kind

Leave out indoctrination

Let them keep their mind

 

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Cognitive Dissonance, By Brian37

 

Mental skydiving

Without the parachute

The dead thump

Of reality

 

Speeding down

The curvy mountain hills

In your sports car

With no breaks

 

It is the conflict

In your head

When your wishes

Crash into the wall of reason

 

The mature face it

And give up on bad data

The insecure scream

Bully and threaten violence

 

 

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Dirty Deeds, By Brian37

 

A tad perplexed I am

When fans of God/god/s  proclaim

His unlimited power

But still they fight his  battles

 

How could I hurt such a being

Being as finite as I am

With nothing to compare

As close to equal?

 

Yet the fans rail against dissent

Threaten bloodshed

Over someone they claim

Should not need their help

 

I am at complete loss

As to how this logic works

Other than the reality

That it is their projection of self

 

 

 

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Dragon Blitzkrieg, By By Brian37

 

I developed a hunger

For the orient

Decided to walk to

Where I patron it

 

Most of the time

They are fully staffed

But upon this occasion

They had not enough

 

The line was long

And I could see in their faces

By a thread they were trying

To keep the pace

 

I did not complain

Working where I do

Labor costs

Are always why

 

The panda's ballet

Is what I saw

Making my steamed dumplings

While juggling the rest

 

Overwhelmed

I knew they were

But did not falter

To get me my order

 

Others might fret

And blame the worker

But having been on that side

Of the horror

 

It matters not

What food you serve

It matters not

What nation you're from

 

If you cut costs

And blame the worker

It is not only you

But your customer suffers

 

I waited patiently

Knowing full well

They were outnumbered

By their customer swell

 

I've been on their end

And no matter the food

When you are outnmbered

By the demand in the room

 

To the owner

Of any business

Give them a break

They make you rich

 

 

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Dragon Blitzkrieg, By By Brian37

 

I developed a hunger

For the orient

Decided to walk to

Where I patron it

 

Most of the time

They are fully staffed

But upon this occasion

They had not enough

 

The line was long

And I could see in their faces

By a thread they were trying

To keep the pace

 

I did not complain

Working where I do

Labor costs

Are always why

 

The panda's ballet

Is what I saw

Making my steamed dumplings

While juggling the rest

 

Overwhelmed

I knew they were

But did not falter

To get me my order

 

Others might fret

And blame the worker

But having been on that side

Of the horror

 

It matters not

What food you serve

It matters not

What nation you're from

 

If you cut costs

And blame the worker

It is not only you

But your customer suffers

 

I waited patiently

Knowing full well

They were outnumbered

By their customer swell

 

I've been on their end

And no matter the food

When you are outnmbered

By the demand in the room

 

To the owner

Of any business

Give them a break

They make you rich

 

 

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Cut Of The Jib, By Brian37

 

Broken face bloody fists

Self defense wounds

Cracked skull lying dead

On the uncaring concrete

 

And what was Rajib Haider's crime?

Not one of theft

Not one of violence

Just the mere act of dissent

 

Murdered in his native Bangladesh

And still three other atheists

Are now under

Government arrest

 

They want us value them?

This is what they think

Will get them what they want?

Bullying and violence?

 

There is no honor in threats

There is no virtue in a "faith"

That demands slavery

And submission

 

You vile pigs

Murdered Rajib

But you will not

Get us all

 

History will not take kindly

To these disgusting acts

You will only be reviled

And spit upon

 

You want to make martyrs

Out of atheists?

You want to make us

Heros?

 

Rajib is the champion

The champion of reason

You cannot defeat him

With your vile superstition!

 

To make a crime

Of mere question

Is the ultimate oppression

And you are the oppressor!

 

We will not bend

We will not break

No matter

The violence you inflict

 

We will remember

Rajib Haider

We will remember

We will remember

 

 

 

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The Pulchritude Of Code, By Brian37

 

Michael Franks

Used that word "pulchritude"

In a jazz song

I once heard

 

It was fancy

It was foreign

It it was conflated

Over exaggerated

 

Do we take "constitutionals"

Or do we take walks

My mom once told me

To take my feet off the "ottoman"

 

I was perplexed

As to her demand

Why she was offended

To where my feet were resting

 

In her bluster'd rant

She kept pointing

To where

My feet were resting

 

"THE OTTOMAN THE OTTOMAN

TAKE YOUR FEET OFF THE OTTOMAN"

Then suddenly I had realized

"You mean the STOOL?"

 

In my mind while complying

I said to myself

"I'm sorry mom but I am not Biff

I don't date Muffy and I don't go to Harvard"

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Outnumbered, By Brian37

 

If you care

To take a try

Count the number

Of blades of grass

 

If you care

To take a try

Count the number

Of trees and bushes

 

If you don't know already

Cockroaches outnumber us

And so too

That of bacteria

 

And still through the lips of ignorance

Through the traditions of tribalism

Despite eagles having better eyesight

You think you are special

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This following poem was

This following poem was inspired by the ignorant, all be it youthful comments of Justin Bieber about Anne Frank.

Here is the story.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/14/justin-bieber-anne-frank-belieber_n_3080547.html

Now here is the poem.

 

Frankly My Dear Justin, I do Give A Damn, By Brian37

 

"Hopefully she would

Have been a believer"

The pop icon

Left in her prision

 

Really Justin?

That is all humans are

Just mere toys

In the war of gods?

 

I think she got

The Jewish god wrong myself

I don't think

There is any god at all

 

But what you missed

In her suffering, her terror

Her flight, and catpure

And final death

 

What you missed

What most Jews of that era accept

What most, including Anne would want

All of humanity to learn

 

The lesson was not

If only you buy this god or that

If you only do this or that.....

Her lesson was universal

 

That we should not

Do to each other

What the Germans

Did to her

 

I am an atheist Justin

And I could argue her death

As to the absurdity

To any all powerful god

 

But she in one quote

Appealed to our species

Universal capability

Of compassion

 

"In spite of everything

I still believe

That  people

Are really good at heart" Anne Frank

 

 

 

 

 

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Hairetikos, By Brian37 (Poem inspired by facebook friend Sheri Smith who posted the original meaning of Heretic, the title is the original greek)

 

The outsider

Is always the heretic

The one demonized

All the faiths do this

 

But the original meaning

Is one of freedom

Liberation

"Able to choose"

 

So go ahead

Insult the atheist

The heritic, the outsider

For being liberated

 

We are not bound

By mental slavery

We are not shackled

By cosmic dictators

 

I am a heretic

Because I chose to think

Because facts mean more

Than whims or traditions

 

It is an insult

To my intellect

To simply buy

Without scrutiny

 

So yes

Hurl that "insult"

But the real harm

You do to yourself, not us.

(The end)

 

Thank you Sheri Smith. Least I can do is spell her name correctly. DOH!

 

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Deadbeat, By Brian37

 

Somewhere on this planet

News organizations reports

All sorts of death

In all its forms

 

Yesterday Boston

Where an 8 year old died

Tsunamis in Japan

Tornados in the mid lands

 

Famine crime desease

He will do as he pleases

On the side of all

He cheers our bloodlust on

 

How much of a sample rate

Will suffice

To understand

What a deadbeat he is

 

Would we be allowed

To treat our own kids

Like the toys god

Makes us?

 

If I had two kids

And stuck knives or guns

In their hands

And said

 

"Here, have fun

Whomever is left standing

Gets to hang out with me

In heaven"

 

What if I feed one kid

But not the other

Let one starve

Or infected it with aids?

 

Not one person reading this

Can point to a point

In our species history

Where death and suffering never happened

 

The real deadbeat

Is not this fictional character

But humanity

And intellectual laziness

 

What I am blasting

Is the concept of this claimed god

And how humans end up

Believing such a horrible concept

 

Our time spent

Praying to the non existent

Could be used in the real world

Finding solutions to reduce suffering

 

Rid yourself

Of deadbeat thought

It is the only way

To problem solve

 

 

 

 

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The Real Offense, By Brian37

 

I've heard stories

Of abuse of 9-1-1

Where people call

To complain about cold food

 

They waste the time

Of emergency workers

And deserve punishment

For doing so

 

In that same vein

On the internet people complain

About being offended

Over words or pictures

 

 

From the insight

Of a Facebook admin

Rightfully annoyed

By petty reports

 

Unknown to these idiots

Who cry "don't offend me"

The admins see every day

Real cries for help, people trapped in real threats

 

Reported rapes

And reported molesters

Victims of crime

They see all the time

 

And outside the web

These childish complainers

Are offended by mere words

Which offends me

 

You idiots care more

About words

Than real victims

Of crime, war and bloody violence

 

Please

Shut the fuck up

Losing a limb or your life

Hurts far more than being offended

 

If what I say

Bothers you that much

Simply don't read it

And move on

 

You make me sick

Worrying more about words

Than death and crime

The world sees all the time

 

You are alive

You still breath

I haven't stabbed you

Or demanded your death

 

So the next time

You get offended

Instead of complaining

Think of the real victims

 

The child on line

Reaching out for help

Trying to tell others

A predator has hold

 

Someone in

A foreign land

Who lives in silence

Out of fear of death

 

Those are the victims

The real offense

Is your sick ignorance

Ignoring this

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I'm Toast, By Brian37

 

I had

A feline prior

Who with age

Did expire

 

My X

Had named him Peyton

After the famous

Quarterback

 

As time does

With all life

And with age

He did expire

 

So distressed

As I was

I had lost

A long time friend

 

My friends and family

Encouraged me

To find another

To comfort me

 

So one day

I did just that

To an adoption charity

I had gone

 

In a room

Full of purrs

I found myself surrounded

And could not decide

 

I wanted to take them

All home with me

With all their different

Personalities

 

But this one guy

As small as a thimble

Parted the red sea

And ran through all  of them

 

It was a blur

And all the sudden

A hug on my leg

By this tiny thing

 

He looked up

Then meowed

And I looked down and said

"I'm toast"

(end)

 

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Cry Uncle, By Brian 37

 

Shortly after 9/11

Back in 2001

An unfortunate Sikh

Was mistaken for Muslim

 

Murdered by Americans

Because of fear

The same knee jerk reaction

The Boston bombers fell for

 

And this kind uncle

Who knew what was right

Now has to fear

Reprisal by label

 

If it was

A Muslim

If it was

A Chechen

 

Those funny voices

Must be wrong

Those outside our boarders

Must be a threat.

 

Remember this

My fellow Americans

Because we have falsely accused

Richard Jewl

 

And we seem to forget

That of McVeigh

Or of Rudolph

Who were home made

 

So before you blast

Another human

Think to yourself

What if accused?

 

This moral man

Did the right thing

Condemned the violence

Despite his connection.

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Ichiban, By Brian37

 

Against his country's loyalties

In Nazi controled Lithuania

A man defied

The fascist's orders

 

Forging visas

For fleeing Jews

Who'd otherwise end up

In death camps

 

This Japanese diplomat

Saved 6,000 lives

From July 31 to August 28

Writing up to 18 hours a day at the consulate.

 

Our species can show

Horrific cruelty to each other

But Chiune Sugihara

Exemplified the best in humanity

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Terrified, By Brian37

 

In our dusk

All bodies falter

As age

Is unavoidable

 

Five years hence

My mother and I

Found out

She has an aneurysm

 

Every year it has grown

And every year

The docs put off doing anything

Until now

 

 

 

But the side affects

Of a stint operation

Are as scary

As doing nothing

 

Stroke, paralyzed

And even death

Are the prospects

She has to face

 

Helpless I feel

Knowing it is a decision

Only she

Can make

 

She is healthy otherwise

Out side this issue

The prospects of all this

Are terrifying either way

 

She is extremely giving

And to this day

Still supports me

And spoils me

 

To think of her

Diminished capacity

To think of her not being there

Is terrifying

 

I want to tell her

What to do

I want her

To be ok

 

But I cant

It is that mortality

And quality of life issue

She must decide for herself

 

 

 

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Talk To Yourself, By Brian37

 

The passangers

Of the Hudson landing

Should be happy

Sully said "I didn't have time"

 

In times of stress

Some talk to themselves

Thinking falsely

They talk to a diety

 

Now as age

Catches up to my mother

Others offered up to me

Prayer

 

Isn't this supposed to work

Even if you don't tell me?

So why do you

Tell me?

 

You can talk to yourself

If you wish and do nothing

But my mother's health

I will not put into the hands of superstition

 

When they put

The stint

In her aorta

I want that doctor focused

 

As  focused

As Sully

When he landed

The plane on the Hudson

 

Only nature

Explains her aneurysm

Only doctors

Give her some sense of chance

 

So go talk to yourself

And do nothing

I do not give a fuck about your god

I want my mom to live.

 

 

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If Horses Had Gods, By Brian37

 

Xenophanes once said

The likes of stock

Would be their own predilections

Not ours

 

I am reminded

At 5:30 am

Every day

How absurd a god concept is

 

My cat dictates

To me

That he wants

To be fed

 

Even on

My days off

When

I could sleep in

 

Does anyone

Seriously think

Jesus or Allah or Yahweh or Vishnu

Are important to my cat?

 


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1927, By Brian37 Not many

1927, By Brian37

 

Not many ,if any

Reading these words

Would find the following acceptable

Least they  be insane

 

If I had a spouse

Who had had enough

Who one day

Decided to leave

 

If I said to them

"If I cant have you

I will

Hunt you down

 

I will have my loyal friends

Track you

Like Royalty on ribbon horses

With bugles and blood hounds"

 

And once you are caught

And brought before me

They will skin you

To serve as example

 

To serve as warning

To never defy me

I am your ruler

You have no say

 

Point

To the east

All you want

To their barbarty

 

Yet never forget

That you are Luke

And you are

Their father

(end)

 

I wrote this after reading a couple of versions of Luke 19:27. The words do very but the motif does not change. "If I cant have you no one can".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Candy Land, By Brian37 32 a

Candy Land, By Brian37

 

32 a day on average

365 days a year

Succumb

To their use

 

300 million

On our streets,

In our homes

As if they were Skittles

 

As if a van with a bell

Riding down summer streets

A piper chiming

Calling the kids

 

Wayne

Cries about rights

When it is clearly

About sales

 

They are candy

Sold through fear

Marketed with ease

Bathed in the profit of blood

 

 

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HMS Delusion, By Brian37

 

How did I

End up on these shores

Under a relentless sun

And only salt water to drink

 

I worked hard

To buy this boat

To sail these waters

Only to be ship wrecked

 

And now

Because of a reef

A hole in my hull

Far away from civilization

 

I am alone

It is lucky for me

No one works

At a GPS factory

 

Lucky for me

No one made programs

For distress beacons

Or became National Guard rescuers

 

Because I don't need them

I built the boat myself

I got here by myself

I don't need anyone's help

 

Fuck it

I'll just fuck myself

Make a baby

Get myself pregnant

 

And I will start

My own civilization

Right here alone

With no help at all

 

Humn,

I think this tropical sun

And severe heat

Is making me delusional

 

But that is ok

I have my volleyball

To talk to

Which labor never made

 

I can do it

All by myself

Always

With no help ever

 

I won't bother

Using the rod

I managed to save

Because someone made it

 

I'll just fish with my hands

And talk

To my friend

Winston, who magically appeared

 

Damn this sun is hot

I wont use the sunscreen

I ordered online

Someone made that

 

I certainly wont use

My zippo

Made by labor

To start my fire

 

I'll simply

Keep talking to Winston

Because

I don't need anyone's help

 

And the dry cloths

I managed to save

I wont use

Because someone made them

 

When it gets cold tonight

I'll simply sleep

On the insect infested soil

I wont use the blow up mattress

 

I wont use the tent

Made by labor

To shelter me from

The monsoon rains

 

Stop looking at me Winston

I am not crazy

I did it all by myself

I don't need you either

 

And if someone finds me

Dehydrated

And wants to

Take me to a hospital

 

I will tell them no

Because no one

Educated them

To treat me

 

No Winston

I will stay here

Because I dont

Ever need anyone's help

 

Bring it on hot sun

Beat me down

Make me shrivel

I can handle it

 

Soon

I will build

A metropolis

Magically, with no help

 

Out of nothing

Like a god

"Poof"

Just like I made you Winston

 

Because before I got here

I went to college

And no one taught

The professors who taught me

 

The information they got

Was through mere osmosis

No one

Educated them

 

It's ok Winston

You see

I don't need rescue

Because I never get help

 

I'll just talk to you

And the mosquitos

I wont use my becon

Because someone made that, not me

 

I can get used to this

No food, burning sun

I cant stand

Tipping room service anyway

 

This is great Winston

I have all this wet cash

I can dry in the sun

To buy..........

 

No no I won't

Because that would

Require someone else

To help me with my needs

 

To get off this Island

I would need

All the labor

That made the technology to find me

 

No

It is only 50 miles

I can swim it

Even though

I could use this factory made beacon someone else made

 

I don't need that UPS guy

Who delivered it

On the public road

Labor built

 

I am all alone

And happy

Why is that rock

Talking to me?

 

Hey Winston

My watch says

I've been here for 3 days

Some fresh bottled water would help

 

Nope, nevermind

I'd rather die from dehydration

Than know that

Labor bottled and shipped that water

 

I'm hearing noises

Like a chopper

Above me

GO AWAY GO AWAY

 

I dont want your help

You are not a business owner

You are labor

I CAN DO IT MYSELF GO AWAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apophis, By Brian37

 

I watched a video today

In which the black dwarf Plutofile

Went on to explain

The real "end times"

 

In a progression

Size by size

He gave a discription

Of the distruction

 

That most of these cosmic pellets

Burn and break up

Doing little, if any

Harm

 

Yet if we had a video

Of earth's history

And could fast forward it

What we would see

 

The one in Russia

Is a fraction

Most of these

Cause little distruction

 

Yet there is a bowl

That pocks the Yucatan

That explains

The fatal shot

 

Our orbit

Is like beltway traffic

Most collisions

Are minor , barely scratches

 

But on this highway

Are tanker trucks

The size of Mt Everest

That will take us out

 

Such an impact

Will cause a cloud

Creating darkness

Enveloping us

 

With the blocked out sun

No photosynthesis

Our food source gone

Our extinction certain

 

There will be

No white horses

No angels

Or chariots

 

If life however

Gets lucky

Evolution might continue

Even without us

(end)

 

The following link is of Neil Degrasse Tyson explaining the size of meteors and what the range of destruction would be depending on size. Thank you Neil for inspiring this poem.

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Sunday Afternoon, By

Sunday Afternoon, By Brian37

 

Seurat made paintings

With a unique style

But Sagan had the skinny

All the while

 

We can fancy

Speculate

Guess

And claim rights

 

Dot dot dot

George did paint

But Sagan knew

Our importance

 

Grande Jatte

Sagan knew

An Island we were

And nothing more

 

Art is important

And abandon we should not

But as a species

We often forget

 

That the dots of religion

Do not build

And only distroy

And divide us

 

Sagan would value

What George did

But simply remind us

The most important

 

That we are a dot

And nothing special

In a hostile universe

With no escape

 

So enjoy

Sunday in the park

But don't assign it

To a meaningless god

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Using them? By Brian37

 

It is too personal

We must never

Discuss a tragedy

We must be sensitive

 

If they want

They can

Pretend

No matter how absurd the logic

 

But it is ok

For Sylvia Brown

To con victims families

And give them false hope

 

We are the cruel ones

Who simply say

That triumph and tragedy

Are natural, not of fantasy

 

And it is ok

For them

To use  an event

For their billboard

 

Damn us atheists

For saying

Neither fortune or missfortune

Are of deities

 

It sucks

That we know now

That epilepsy is nerological

Not a demon possession

 

It sucks

That we know now

That the brain does the thinking

And not the heart

 

It sucks

That we know now

That of our orbit

Around the sun

 

And for 10 years

3 girls held hostage

Raped and abused

We must not discuss

 

Even though

The fans of this god

Make claims of his nature

In his omniscience

 

For a decade

Their cosmic hero

Watched

And did nothing

 

But we should not

Be so insensitive

And allow them

To find comfort in credulity

 

Our personal tragedies

Are not special

And to varying degrees

Will always be

 

To state a fact

Is not advertising

It is the sound

Of reason

 

Placebos must die

And we must lose our fear

To insure our inquiry

Is the most accurate map

 

Those poor girls

Were victims of harsh reality

Not to be thought of

As pawns of a sandbox God

 

This horrible logic

Of mysterious ways

Or that of plans

Demeans human suffering

 

It reduces humans

To mere property

Mere toys

With no say to how we are treated

 

So when my critics

Cry foul

I say

Damned right I will

 

How much

Insidious ignorance

Should we tollerate

In the face of human cruelty

 

You breed festering boils

That allow their brains

To wallow needlessly

In the shackles of myth

 

Rape is not the product

Of a devil

Anymore than the vocano

Needs a virgin to placate it

 

To assume divine intervention

In any escape, or unfortunate death

Is to perpetuate the real cruelty

Of maintaining intellectual dishonesty

 

It allows humans

To make excuses

To do nothing

Than address our common condition

 

There is only one thing

That caused their rape

There is only one thing

That lead to their escape

 

REALITY

Which needs not

The infantile answers

Born out of fear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Seuss, By Brian37 No

Ode To Dr. Seuss, By Brian37

 

No Jesus for me

Or Allah or Thor,

No Vishnu or Buddha,

I cant take anymore

 

Give me Jefferson,

Give me Paine,

Give me Dakwins

And Hitchens too

 

Harris and Dennet,

And Ayaan as well,

For reason makes more sense

Than a fictional hell

(end)

 

I wrote this after seeing a Cat in the Hat meme with atheist theme words on facebook, and wrote this as a response.

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