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 Bible7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A Sweet AnaestheticThat sweet reliefA Sweet Anaesthetic5 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
On WritingTo be a good writer, you have to be a Man. Not just a man, but a Man. I envy the hell out of chicks that decide to write mainstream fiction. Rehash a few awkward or painful teenage memories, chuck your crystallized adolescence into the defroster and pawn it off to Oprah, ba-da-bing, youre a millionaire. Not with guys. Oprah doesnt have your back if youre swingin around a dick. Did you see what she did to James Frey? Jesus. That should teach him to potentially exaggerate any fragment of a story.On Writing8 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Writing is easy. Anyone with a superiority complex and a pen is already a writer. But to be a good writer, one of them literary-types who actually sell books, you have to toe the borderline of godhood. You have to eat lightening and shit victory. You have to drink like Hemingway and be at least 70% more bulletproof. You have to be able to chop down a redwood with your knuckles and whittle it into a massive club using only your teeth. The phallic imagery only adds to the m
Just TryingHere I amJust Trying4 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
"I'm Sorry?""I'm sorry,"I'm Sorry?"5 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"
Criss-CrossSo many scarsCriss-Cross5 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?
To My AbuserDear my abuser,To My Abuser5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't want to see or talk to you anymore
I don't miss you
I have more negative memories of you
Than I have positive memories of you
You think things are fine between us
But they aren't fine
I have never told you how I really feel about you
I have always been too afraid of you
To say anything truthful
You have a tendency to get angry
Whenever someone says something about you
That you don't like
When you get angry
You really scare me
I wanted to kill myself because of you so many times
I couldn't stand living with you anymore
The way you treated us was horrible
Every time you yelled at us
Every time you beat us
it tore me apart inside
You could say how you felt anytime
Without be yelled at or condemned for feeling that way
But we never could
You would beat us if we even tried
It's not right to yell at or beat someone because of the way they feel
We should not have to justify why they feel
Just because you don't like it
When one of us did have the courage to tell you any
SlippingFeel it slippingSlipping5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wiring inside my head
In sync with the
My anxious heart
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
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
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
FadingFadingFading4 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
Sleepless Nights to...late nights andSleepless Nights to...4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
pushed to madness in
these hours of
to wake every
ten minutes to see
the clock moved
but only barely
all those sleepless
nights, alone in your room
hiding away from the world
from those who
see your pain
if you never
say then they'll
never know the hurt
in your heart
they'll never have
to feel sorry
because they'll never
know and you'll make it
through the next day
Old HabitsI find myselfOld Habits4 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
Noughts and CrossesNoughts and crossesNoughts and Crosses5 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
What Would You, If I?What would you doWhat Would You, If I?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If I died today?
If I killed myself?
Would you cry
Or would you sigh
That I was gone
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'Someday5 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'
LifeIve seen the world with these two eyes.Life8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A movie played inside my mind.
Ive traveled the seas in half the time
Without ever leaving home.
Ive spread my wings but didnt fly
Ive touched heaven, but I didnt die
Had the chance to ask God why
Without ever receiving an answer.
Ive count the stars and made to ten
Lost track and had to start again.
People laughed, but thats how we make friends
Without ever knowing their name.
Ive loved completely and watched them leave
I tell the storysome dont believe
Let them go or did you flee?
Without seeing what tomorrow brings.
Ive cried like I would never smile
Walked in darkness for half a mile
Saw the sun in the distance for a small while
Without ever feeling its rays.
Ive walked the beachestasted the breeze
There was a time that Ive felt free.
Touched my soul and let life be
Without any regrets to hold.
Ive laughed until I could not breathe
Gasped for air a