An atheists prayer.

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An atheists prayer.

Post by Closeyclo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:41 pm

Haunted by ghosts from a tortured past.
This atheist resorts to prayer at last.
It makes no sense, I cannot see.
The use in begging a deity.
But the road is reaching a cold, dead end.
And on this lonely path I feel no friend.
So if I die before I wake.
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
But before you take it where you will.
Take away the memories I hold still.
Don't let me walk again through hell.
Let me forget the times I fell.
I do not want to last the night.
I pray you bring me into light.
Don't let my words fall on deaf ears.
I beg of you, release me from my fears.
I am so tired, so weak, so small.
Please take me far away from it all.
An atheist, resorting to this prayer.
If there's a heaven please lead me there.
I'm tired. I'm done. I want to sleep.
I pray the Lord, my soul to keep.
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Re: An atheists prayer.

Post by Jonesy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:37 am

Hi Closeyclo

Reaching out a hand in friendship
I hear you
You are important


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Re: An atheists prayer.

Post by invisible » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:58 pm

this resounded with me
but i am not atheist.
my heart believes
my head has questions...
because i have been so deeply hurt by those
in the church (not ra related, personally)
but also, deeply helped by them
i was rescued by the ministers wife
well he helped too, in his quiet way.
anyway, thanks for your beautiful poem
it touched me deeply
i related to it
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Re: An atheists prayer.

Post by EasyStreet » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:02 pm

Thanks for being.

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Re: An atheists prayer.

Post by Flifflo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:51 am

Beautiful. And I relate. When I was a child I would pray to God to take me to heaven. I didn’t want to “last the night” either. Now I am atheist. Or maybe agnostic. I think there is something but no organized religion for me. I feel it in nature.
So well written.

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