Friday, November 7, 2014

Poem: Jerusalem


Dogmatically driven to irreconcilable distance
In these matters of faith forms an irreverent resistance
Doctrinaire preaching, clarion calls
Exclusion of reason this extremism falls
Men formed a practice in derivation to cede
Piety lost to humanity’s “need”

Pieces of dirt, pieces of stone
Mounts, mosques and temples
Over flesh, blood and bone

All come together in an apex of violence
The morally certain feed unreflective compliance
Unshakable faith adhered to at cost of the soul
Manipulative message from interpretative scrolls
Pushed to their poles of extremist conveyance
Any peaceful existence will be kept in abeyance

As long as the battle goes on zealously waged
The people won’t reason and are kept in their rage
Diminished to naught is all virtuous proceeding
Chancing heaven on earth to the distance receding

Copyright SGW 2014

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