River Out of Eden

River Out of Eden

A Poem by John the Baptist Unbaptised

I will be my own priest
and build a temple to you in my mind

O Goddess! Hear the sadness of my secret
songs in your awakened hours

Feel the sweet nectar of admiration drip
o’er your most intricate dreams

We will be as trembling blossoms
in the calm morning,
As I tear out the most intimate petals
from the rose in your mouth

I will release the bitter fluid in your heart,
so you can know the true nature of
melancholy, and the transience of all things

I long to be the furthest possible distance
from heaven with you, where we can make a
new covenant

To make not a rosary from your sorrow
but a garland crushed to count
our every blessing

© 2020 John the Baptist Unbaptised

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This is such a daring poem to post, considering that most people on this site are so deeply religious. Long back, I wrote a short story about Jesus trying to find love using online dating apps but never posted it because I'm sure it would have been too cheeky for WC.
I really love the last two stanzas. The optimistic ending makes me think how most people imagine atheists to be very pessimistic, but the ones I've met(including me) are actually much happier and have a better sense in humor for sure ;)

Posted 11 Months Ago

John the Baptist Unbaptised

11 Months Ago

Thanks for your kind review! I’m not sure how daring it is, but I’m not concerned by what religi.. read more

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Added on July 8, 2020
Last Updated on July 8, 2020