krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

Freshman - 793 Points (1964 and doing pretty good.. / Thiruvalla, Kerala)

An Atheists Humble Prayer - Poem by krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

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......


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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!

Comments about An Atheists Humble Prayer by krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

  • Rookie - 308 Points 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

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  • Bronze Star - 2,325 Points 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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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 16, 2013



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