Andy Brookes

Gold Star - 35,921 Points (11 May 1954 / Macclesfield)

An Atheist's Prayer - Poem by Andy Brookes

There is too much sorrow in the world,
without my adding to it.

too much religion
not enough faith, hope or charity.

too much selfishness,
so i will give.

too much pain,
so I will try to heal and comfort.

too much war.
so I will, ironically, fight for peace.

too much hurt,
but I will bear the burden.

what I am I will give,
what I have I will share.

little though that is.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, February 29, 2016

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