This post is not meant to hurt any religious sentiments. It merely addresses an issue which has bothered me for quite some time.
blood and light;
Screams tear through the air,
An infant wails for its mother.
Innocence lies in shreds,
The cold earth churned with wine.
The Lord doth move in mysterious ways.
A million prayers,
“Keep my loved ones safe.”
A nightly ritual, undying faith.
Endless pilgrimages, blisters sore,
Guns drawn, shots fired,
Laughter wiped from the face of the earth.
Can I have an Amen?
Rituals sucking common man dry;
A vague illusion propagated by man, “Have faith.”
A young girl, sold like meat.
Walks barefoot to the temple,
Garland in hand, a lifetime of pain hidden away.
May the Lord absolve you of your sins.
War after war,
Smoke bleaches our lungs,
Bullets rip through our veins.
Young voices silenced for eternity,
Young minds impeded in their quest for joy;
Our oceans slowly flood over with their blood.
The Lord has his reasons child.