Hate is like an ocean
A person drowning
Who is this poor soul
Torn and ragged
Who is this person fighting against the current?
Is this person a man? A Woman? Gay? Straight?
Does it matter?
Aren’t we all in an ocean?
Is there an all-powerful being controlling the tides?
Allowing souls like this one to sink
For the good to drown
For the evil to find land and safe harbor
Is this soul like so many others
Sinking in the sin of being different?
They are drowning in the cold,
Disdainful contempt of society
Not to the life guards
Advocates battling the storm rescuing the submerged
But too the critical ignorant bigots
Too the passive onlookers
How many more will drown?
How many more will die till things change?
That answer is in your hearts
It can only be found in society’s
Endless Ocean of hate
Samantha is a guest writer whose heartfelt prose has warranted a special poetry edition of the Atheist Analysis Blog today. Please let us know if you would like to see more like this in the future and please take the time to comment for such a wonderful piece of art.