You'd think a hard-boiled baby-eating atheist like myself would have no trouble coming up with a post in honour of International Blasphemy Day, wouldn't you. Not so, Gentle Reader, not so…
It's the Day Of Blasphemy and so
I sat down here, tried to compose
A little rhyming ditty
'bout how all gods are shitty,
But the words would not appear—
My thoughts kept drifting far and near.
The faces in the patterns on the wall
Stared back at me—refused to help at all.
The hammers of the workmen 'cross the street
Played rhythms I augmented with my feet
As I hummed a little tune
And I stared around the room
And saw the mirror needs a wipe
And the clock needs setting right
And the stack of books beside my bed
Really should be shelved instead.
Maybe I should pray to Zeus
To show me how to pour abuse
On Yahweh, who'd then take his turn
To help me show just how I spurn
A god worshipped in Hyderabad…
Aye, that's a thought to make me glad!
Each god pouring condemnation
On the god of a neighbouring nation—
My one small prayer to Zeus could seed
A chain of godly blasphemy!
But no, that's all a silly waking dream
Which does help me, though, to blaspheme;
For here's the point I nearly missed:
Those gods I mentioned…
Happy Blasphemy Day, girls and boys. And don’t forget to say your curses at bedtime!
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