Treasure Island

krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

(1964 and doing pretty good.. / Thiruvalla, Kerala)

An atheists humble prayer


Under the bright arc lights
Before the anesthesia slowly takes over
And the hooded doctors seeming smile
The atheist casts aside his vows
And fervently prays for forgiveness
To the powers that “may be”
To take care of his body
When he “briefly”, ceases to be
And later on if he survives
Praise the surgeon and his science
For keeping his atheism going......

Submitted: Saturday, November 16, 2013

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The moment of intense doubt comes only when you are on the edge, walking on the razors edge of life and death. Most non believers in God prefer to err on the side of caution... at least till they open their eyes after the surgery!

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  • Queeny Gona (11/17/2013 4:31:00 AM)

    One of the preachers once remarked this way: any man would seek God under two circumstances 1.ll health 2. Loose money

    And this read vividly explained it! (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (11/17/2013 2:32:00 AM)

    A clever and amusing poem with great observation and deep understanding of human nature. BB : O) (Report) Reply

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