All Blog Posts Tagged 'poetry' (37)

Challenge fundamentalist religious on public policies and practices

The challenge to fundamentalist religious must be thorough, in the present, and with teeth. The harm of those who use their beliefs based on superstitions injure people, flora and fauna, and the Earth. For individuals to put their confidence on legends of the ancients may bring them comfort and a purpose for being, however, we can not tolerate fundamentalists imposing their beliefs on others.   

It isn't enough to confront the public policies and practices of…


Added by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2015 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

#GU !!! 2013 n' beyond!!!

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 13, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments


A little poetry from my perspective. Working with veterans constantly reminds of how puny the idea of a god is when amputations, loss of sight and worse are not  have no hope of restoration except for the gigantic talents of men and women that create prosthetics and perform life saving surgery.

Reduction in Force

Your attendance has been abysmal.

Your attitude leaves a lot to be desired. Your work habits have been at best inept.

You’re lucky that you…


Added by Donald R Barbera on June 3, 2013 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

A little about the posts I've made and an intro to the last one

Hi, I'm Phil Jarrett, the author and copyright holder of the sequence of poems posted on my blog today.

Someone got me thinking about growing up in poverty in West Virginia so I published the toys you never won growing up in Chespeake, West Virginia on the Kanawha River in the 'Fifties.  and that one led to a poem after the Sego Mine Murders The Ghost of These Dark Hills.  After came the one about my spiritual journey from the hard work and drudgerly…


Added by Philip Jarrett on January 15, 2013 at 1:06pm — No Comments

when green the grass did grow around the fumbles of desire

when green the grass did grow

around the fumbles of desire

i followed my own footprints

up my mountain seeking...higher

looking with my eyes i found

myself too quickly blind

looking past my eyes…


Added by Philip Jarrett on January 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

i will not drink the blood of a fool

when the glory of the lord shall shine

and blind men to his crimes

as the lies that he had promised me

would bind me to his tree

when all the angels in the dark

would brand me with the devil’s mark

i’d curse and cry with my last breath

‘i’ve still a half a bottle left!’

leave me alone, save someone else

i love my sinful, wicked self

take off from me this pit bull’s leash

save it for a pederastic priest

what good is my soul…


Added by Philip Jarrett on November 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

My Atheist Anthem

This is a response to one of those emails that was floating around a while back. It was a poem, supposedly written by a 6th grade student, about liberals taking god out of everything U.S.

It's a little more aggressive than my usual approach but I was a little miffed. Since then my brother stopped sending me emails. Hm.


My Anthem


As I sit me down…


Added by Rev. Mathew G. Thompson on February 11, 2011 at 9:42pm — 5 Comments

A Naturalistic Terza Rima



Added by Gianni Di on January 2, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

"Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack:" A literary collection without serious allusions to God, blessings, and all that nonsense.

If you enjoy imaginative writing with rhythm, allegories, prose poems, and assorted fictional fusions, you might enjoy my fully illustrated collection, available at amazon.  Aside from the 5 star customer reviews, writers have said:


Carol Novack proves once again that she is the all-time…


Added by Carol Novack on January 1, 2011 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Whitman: A Freethinker's Prophet

This has just been posted on the Beyond God site.

Walt Whitman continues to impress me as a wildly reasonable (yes, an odd pairing) voice for those who are exploring the wilderness out beyond the supernatural ideologies and theologies of distraction. He is a kind of Freethinker’s Prophet (kind of). Here are a few lines from a remarkable, overlooked or underappreciated section of…


Added by Chris Highland on June 14, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Christian inspiration’s undying contribution unto poesy

This, I aver, for aye cracketh me up most loftily.


by William McGonagall

ALAS! now o'er the civilised world there hangs a gloom

For brave General Gordon, that was killed in Khartoum,

He was a Christian hero, and a soldier of the Cross,

And to England his death will be a very great loss.

He was very cool in temper, generous and brave,

The friend of the poor, the sick, and the… Continue

Added by Tom Pandelaere on May 19, 2010 at 4:43am — 2 Comments

Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

Fire and Ice

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.…

Added by Secular Sue on April 18, 2010 at 11:56pm — 3 Comments


"Daffodils" (1804)

I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line

Along the margin of a…

Added by Secular Sue on April 18, 2010 at 5:15am — 4 Comments

Just another poem.



because before there was light

there was no darkness

and before there was something

there wasn't nothing

there was

The swirling stars

dip and twist

dancing the cosmic ballet

but they are not there

because I am not there

A volcano erupts

but I have not seen it

I did not live it

Maybe you dreamed it?

The absence of distinction

of color

of pleasure

of music

and then

I flicker into…


Added by Atheist Princess on March 11, 2010 at 3:10pm — 6 Comments

Answering the Question, Who/What is God?

This was my response to a request from Patheos, an interreligious website, asking people of faith and no faith to offer 100 words or less on Who/What is God?

Who/What is God?
One day we may discover that the universe
is shaped

Added by Chris Highland on February 24, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Even more poetry

All written by me~

This Statement is Scientifically Accurate

All your life

every dead flake of skin

sloughed off the back of your hand

contained elements

forged in the belly

of a far off sun,

and you never



Life is a Mess

tossed off clothes

pile crumpled sheets

an unmade bed


underwear drawer

an unmarked box

our baby pictures

mama’s prayer… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on November 29, 2009 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

More Poetry

This one is by me (Stephanie Sargent), like my Transitional Haikus.


Imagine insignificance,

fathomless night penetrated here ad there

by ghostly dots of light,

snowflakes on an empty asphalt parking lot

thinly spread by winter's first weak gasp,


vast black spaces beyond measure,

from their… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on October 26, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Poem about Natural Selection

By Alan Shapiro

Natural Selection

proceeds by chance
and necessity

becomes nonrandom
through randomness

builds complexity
from simplicity

nurtures consciousness

evolves purposelessly
creatures who demand

and discover

natural selection

Added by OutlawGirl on October 21, 2009 at 1:15am — 3 Comments

Transitional Fossil Haikus

Tiktaalik roseae
voyaged from an ancient sea,
dried his scales on land.

Dimetrodon sails
with warm-blooded synapsids
masts cast to the sun.

Added by OutlawGirl on October 15, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Arab Freethinker of the Day - al-Ma'arri

Muslims are stumbling, Christians all astray

Jews wildered, Magians far on error's way

We mortals are composed of two great schools

Enlightened knaves or else religious fools

By fearing whom I trust I find my way

To truth; by trusting wholly I betray

The trust of wisdom; better far is doubt

Which brings the false into the light of day…


Added by Arkan Enci on October 14, 2009 at 9:09pm — 4 Comments

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