Treasure Island

Raj Arumugam


just Google for Heaven


in their self-centredness, the faithful are obsessed with going to Heaven
and staying away from Hell


1
all the faithful,
these holy believers,
they all fear this address:
No.1 HELL, OUTSIDE UNIVERSE,
POSTAL CODE: 0001
all the faithful
want to avoid this place like, well, hell…


the non-believers just take it easy;
they have no such obsessions


all the faithful, the holy believers
they all aspire to this place:
ONLY 1, HEAVEN, DIVINE UNIVERSE,
POSTAL CODE: 0001
they all try and get there
and with their narrow True Only One Way
they think they’d get there anyway
easy as if you’d googled for Heaven

the non-believers just take it easy;
they have no such obsessions




2

and well, if the faithful are always imagining what God sanctions
and says, I don’t see why their opposites can’t also imagine what
this Grand Supposition says


and in their aspirations,
to reach
ONLY 1, HEAVEN, DIVINE UNIVERSE,
POSTAL CODE: 0001
the faithful
dirty the planet earth
with all their doctrines
and their aggression
and their violence
and their narrowness and bigotry
and their holiness and their obsessions
and creating constant divisions
and so I can sympathize
with their supposed God becoming sane
and thus declaring to the faithful:
Oh no, I’m not letting you bastards in
as surely you’ll make a Hell of Heaven;
I’d rather let in the non-believers here anytime
at least they don’t have your hang-ups and perversions




conclusion

well, the poor faithful then, the holy faithful wholly excluded, they’ll have to content themselves with Googling for Heaven, and viewing the streets of Heaven on Google Maps of the Divine World

Submitted: Monday, September 21, 2009

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  • Kesav Easwaran (9/21/2009 8:10:00 AM)

    No harm in google searching for heaven RA...the believers are believers...they aim at the stars and stars if not, they would reach the hell's tree top...no harm in trying you know!
    good thought provoking write...10 (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/21/2009 5:05:00 AM)

    lovely and humorous..sarcastic...a satire...heaven and hell..why worry all about that..first let us become humans and get this place EARTH out of hell (Report) Reply

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