Monday, Monday

M is for Monday,
2:00 and already burnt out.
3 day weekends please.


Political Burn Out

Sometimes I’m afraid that the fight in me is gone.
Like the spark that made me me was suddenly blown out
one night while I was sleeping with the fan on high,
and accidentally left my mouth open.

Like the passion I used to have has been replaced
by a scream that crawls up my spine like a thousand spiders
and comes out like a sigh.
Whatever it was wasn’t worth the energy.

I feel like a candle lit too long,
but like one of those candles where the wax melts inwards
while reserving its shape and height –
hot, liquid insides.

Like the words I have at the ready to fight for my cause,
to educate the masses, to correct injustices
are not enough. Like I’m tired of being a whisper
in a crowd of people who are wearing ear plugs.

Sunday Rant

So, I’ve been thinking. I love religious freedom – I really do…but there’s this thing I’ve been noticing that frustrates the hell out of me.

Today while scrolling through my feed I saw:
– “Share this picture of Jesus if you’re not ashamed of your faith. Scroll if you are.”
– A joke making atheists the punchline (as arrogant, smug idiots who don’t know anything)
– A post by a friend that said something to the effect of, “I devote my Sundays to God even though some of you think that’s stupid or roll your eyes because you don’t understand…”
– A handful of quotes/videos from various religious figureheads talking about bringing the “lost sheep” back to the flock, not being too proud, etc.

And it made me wonder…what if atheists started doing this? What if the whole atheist network was sharing memes that said, “Share this picture of Einstein if you’re not ashamed to be an atheist” and sharing jokes where Christians are the fools and posting things like, “Sundays are family days (or where I do x activity) and you silly Christians wouldn’t get it which is why you roll your eyes…” and quotes and videos about how stupid Christians are to believe in God – and how to rescue them from Christianity?

If atheists did that, it would be “a war on Christianity” and (every believers favorite word) OFFENSIVE. Right? They’d be so offended. So, I don’t understand how they don’t see how what they’re sharing and doing and promoting could also be perceived as annoying or offensive.

It’s the worst when you DO call someone out and they say, “well these are my beliefs so what’s actually offensive is you asking me to censor myself.” Such a double standard.

Rant over.