Hello, my name is Alain. I am pleased to be here with all of you. A little about me: I have a great love of poetry, wine, Salman Rushdie, debate, and just generally knowing good company. I am glad that I get to spend some time here with you all. I will be posting primarily poetry, but I may submit several essays as well. I am an atheist, and the majority of my poetry pokes fun at religion. Other pieces talk about my descent from religion. I hope you all enjoy, and I can't wait to read some of the work here on the boards. Have a pleasant day.