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Jeff Gangwer

Rookie - 209 Points (September 23,1984 / Hood River, Oregon)

A Toast


A toast,
To the loss of testimony—
And to the awakening of reason!

Raise that glass!

To a godless future,
To a life of uncertainty—
To a celebration of earthly days!

Higher still!

To the myths of forbidden fruit,
Talking serpents,
And supposed moral order!

To the forsaking of collection plates!

And again,
To the hell that was only imaginary—
The fires, the brimstone, Satan's imps, et cetera—!

To hedonism, to selfishness, and to poisons in our blood!

Submitted: Saturday, August 09, 2014
Edited: Sunday, August 10, 2014

Topic of this poem: sin


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