Atheism Revisited The Atheist Ten Commandments
I. Thou shalt breathe to send oxygen to thy lungs, and thou shalt breathe repetitively for all of thy existence, except if thou beist underwater, or if thou beist in the presence of toxic gases, during which time thou shalt not breathe.
II. Thou shalt consume thy nutrition, doing so in the correct ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids, and thou shalt not consume too many saturated fats, for lo, those who do shall be called obese.
III. When thou hast processed thy nutrition, thou shalt excrete the waste, be it of a solid or of a liquid nature, and thou shalt not do so in a way that is disgusting.
IV. Thou shalt sleep at the end of the day, and continue until the next day, excepting if thou hast work to be done of if thou hast a test tomorrow.
V. Thou shalt blink thine
The Atheist's BibleAnd the Lord said, "Well, to be quite honest, I think you're all rather delusional."The Atheist's Bible8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wish Upon a StarThe world is flat, the old men said. We proved them wrong, or so we thought. The horizon borders our world, hems it into a flat disc. Below us is dirt, above us a blue dome that scatters clouds like tattered banners. An earthly snowglobe in our realm of consciousness. Can we lift it, shake it, make it snow? Is the world truly flat or round?Wish Upon a Star8 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Let's shatter the snowglobe.
Stand at the edge of infinity and leap. Looking up at the moon in the sky, feel the ground whirl beneath your feet, the tireless spinning of the jeweled globe we call home. You are the point on which it spins. Break through the skydome and grasp the moon in your awareness, a polished marble orbiting, dancing in space around us. Can you feel its pull and tug, can you sense the distance? Now you are past the moon. Turn, see that small green-blue orb that was your sphere of consciousness. Extend.
Hear the roaring whisper of solar winds, the voice of our star. Earth is lost in its glowing bulk, until only the
'I'm Sorry?'"I'm sorry,'I'm Sorry?'6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What was that?"
"People who commit suicide
Step forward stiffly
"What. Would. You.
Know. About That?"
Menacing, dark gaze
"Well, they don't
Fight it, do they?"
"Don't fight it?
So they don't go through hell before hand?"
Stride forward this time
Right in his face
Steel toe-capped boot
To the groin
To the ribs
Hand around throat,
"You don't know,
What the hell you're talking about"
Just TryingHere I amJust Trying5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just a girl,
And here I sit
Knees up to my chest,
Here I stand
With trembling hands and runaway breathing,
And here I lie
Curled tightly in a ball, tired eyes staring at the dark wall
Here I am
Just a scared little girl,
And here I sit
Clinging to myself so desperately,
Here I stand
Barely upright, trying to show I'm okay,
And here I lie
Thrashing and screaming at the nightmare I can't let go
Here I am
Just a girl
Trying to get through
A Sweet AnaestheticThat sweet reliefA Sweet Anaesthetic6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
From emotional chaos
That stinging, singing anaesthetic
From the whirlwind of pain
The relief is only temporary.
So bury the blade again and again
Deeper and deeper
Into virgin flesh
And watch it flow
As we descend
Into this madness
Sing to me,
Dull the ache
In my mind
And quell the worries
In my heart
ShatteredShatteredShattered5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am breaking
Into a million pieces
Each more unrecognizable than the next
I have been trying to keep it together
For so long
But it is no use
Swift SilenceMy pulse quickensSwift Silence5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I see that blade
Slid through skin
In my mind's eye
I dream of it
Hope for it
Long to do it
Just quick and easy
A sharp blade
Come and GoneCome and GoneCome and Gone5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You came and went in the span of months
Tantalizing and sweet
But leaving nothing behind
EmptyI feel empty and brokenEmpty5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Drained of all energy and life
Like the walking dead
I carry on
But I'm empty
There's nothing left
But a shell
And a broken shell at that
I feel the pain
Sometimes, just to feel something
The blood gives me
Something to see
Something that's real
Something that I can touch, feel it trickle
There's no sustenance anymore
Nothing that keeps me going
See MeYou don't see meSee Me5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because I don't let you
To protect myself
And to protect you
From the horrors of my mind
You say you can take it
That you can bear to hear
The trauma and the violence
But what if you can't?
And what if I,
In revealing to you my best kept secrets,
Traumatise myself further
Now that it's out in the open
For you to see
For you to judge
What if hearing what you say you can hear
Drives you away
SlippingFeel it slippingSlipping5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wiring inside my head
In sync with the
My anxious heart
Criss-CrossSo many scarsCriss-Cross6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All criss-crossing over each other
How many now?
One hundred and something?
I don't know
I never counted
But what about the scars that have faded?
What about the cuts inflicted on top of old ones?
What about the wounds I opened up again, and again?
Noughts and CrossesNoughts and crossesNoughts and Crosses6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Such an innocent game
Or not so
When the lines drip with blood
The noughts well up to a circle
And the crosses streak
Down the skin
Such an innocent game
Played with razorblades
And the red blood
That flows in your veins
Old HabitsI find myselfOld Habits5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Steeling a cut or two
Before my head hits the pillow
And I find myself
Keeping it quiet
There's no need to worry anyone, right?
It's nothing big
Just a little blood
To ease my mind into sleep
But it'll stay
Just my little secret
Until one day I realise
The blood isn't so little
And the secret not so small
Unforgettable ScarsCrumpled redUnforgettable Scars5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In a wet heap
Curled and scarred
Tear stained and shaking
Always in your mind
That's what you imagine
But in reality
You double up
And you can't breath
As you watch the blood wash away
And the razor come clean
Dear Government,How can you just sit byDear Government,5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
After so many have told you
Of the horrors
For once take it to your hearts:
People are sold into slavery
Children are sold for sex
Men are sold to work for nothing
And do something about it
Don't make your excuses
"It's too big a problem"
"There's no way we could tackle it"
You are wrong
It can be stopped
People can be saved
There is hope
What would you do,
If it were your children
Who had been taken captive
Who were being tortured
Who were forced to have sex with dozens of men
What would you do
If it were your chi
Crimson RibbonHow do I stop thisCrimson Ribbon5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The crimson running down
Like some ribbon
How do I stop
Turning to it
When I can't breathe, can't escape
How do I
When the way the water mixes
Looks so lovely to my twisted eyes
SomedayWhen you say 'there's no reason to hate yourself'Someday6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I think 'that's such a lie'
'There's so much to hate about me'
When you tell me 'you're strong enough to get through this'
I think 'really?'
'Well maybe, just maybe... I have done before'
When you say 'I'll help you through this'
I think 'really?'
'You want to help me? But why?'
When you say 'please talk to me, tell me what's wrong'
I think 'you don't want to know, my love'
'You don't want to know what goes on in this nightmare head of mine'
But I'm getting there,
Slowly, my love, slowly
I'm getting there
Someday, perhaps soon,
I'll be able to look into your eyes
And tell you, 'I don't hate myself anymore'
Torture MeTorture meTorture Me6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Toy with me
And cut me
And beat me
Let them use me
Never AnswerWhy do you never answerNever Answer5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I call
When I scream for help
Maybe it's because
My screams are just
Soft whimpers that you can't hear
That get drowned out
By the noise of everyday life
Maybe it's because you don't care
Maybe you hear the screams
You see the pain
But you turn away
Because you don't want to deal with this
Pathetic mess of
Tears and blood
That you know is a hopeless cause
Maybe you don't hear
Maybe you don't care
Maybe you don't know what you're meant to be listening for
But you never answer
When I call
Why do you try?So many people pulling to keep me aliveWhy do you try?5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I honestly don't know why they even try
They tell me I'm a good person with gifts to share
But I don't believe a word of it
I don't deserve to get better
Or to be happy
All I do is hurt everyone I hold dear
I deserve to die
My Winter RosePlease don't go anywhereMy Winter Rose5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I need you in my life
You are always on my mind
You are my oxygen
Without you I would suffocate and die
You give me a reason to live and keep fighting
Despite how tempting it is to let go
You are my light within the darkness
Without you I would have died a longtime ago
You mean the world to me
I would do anything for you
If I could take all your pain and make it my own
I would do it without a second thought
I love you with all my heart and soul
I want to be spend my life with you
If you will have me
You are my guardian angel
My winter rose
FadingFadingFading5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Am I strong enough to carry on?
I really don't know anymore
The strength I once had is gone
From years of fighting
To stay alive
But not for myself
Never for myself
Only for those who depend on me
Do I try to stay alive
I put on a brave face for the sake of those around me
'Cause I don't want them to worry
They have enough on their plates already
Without me adding to it
So I put on a brave face and a fake smile
Day after day
Even though I'm breaking on the inside
And secretly hoping they will all leave once and for all
So I can finally die guilt free and in peace