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A Nonbeliever's Thanksgiving Poem

Ever since I lost my faith
A few old things I start’d to miss:
The warm embrace of the Sacred Wraith,
The gratefulness when I’m at bliss.
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“The worst moment for the atheist
Is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank”
That’s true because unlike the theist
No Sky Daddy ever covers his flank.
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He has only himself to thank for
Well perhaps some people too
It’s still not like having Someone to adore
One to whom he’d kneel on a pew.
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But gratefulness comes naturally
At least that’s what I think
Perhaps driven evolutionarily
Lest we get too close to the brink.
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Imagine a race ungrateful
No “thank you” for good deeds
Everyone would soon turn hateful
And unable to sow their seeds.
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And so I thank the Big Bang cause
For starting all this cosmic mess
I thank Nature and her constant Laws
For keeping me at this address.
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I thank Time and Space for setting me on
A point abundantly suitable for life
Most of all I thank Evolution
And my ancestors for enduring the strife.
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