waking up from your childish religious beliefs
the hardest thing is realizing that 'God'
is not some loving forgiving being
but a cold hard unforgiving judge
who gouges all penitence out of you
like a steam shovel uproots the ground
of an old mansion to make way for a mall
and leaves all liability on your fear and ignorance
without one word on 'His' responsibility
for making creation as it is...
who created all beings to satisfy 'His' own vanity
then demands an absurd unquestioning obedience
to the impossible strictures of 'perfection'
and if you want to live forever you damn well better
lick the Divine Balls or else...
so much for lies of freedom
so much for our sincere stumblings trying
to realize the good mandated by such insane imperatives
and oh what hell this alleged 'God of Love' will give me
for daring to tell this crushing truth...
and the joke is all of us have a notion of right and wrong
that our personal daily trials task sometimes
beyond what we can rightly bear
and the only problem is that our sincerity is not 'perfect' enough
for this tyrant of love even when our very hard-earned humility
would incline us to adhere to those divine demands anyway...
and oh how the actuality of this ineluctable reality
makes one sorry for awaking up and leaving behind
the childish religions that gave such false comforts
to face such true privations stripping the soul to its bare acquiescence...
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