barking up the wrong tree…

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i know it’s customary
to visit
a gravesite
and
talk to
a dear
departed one
but
there’s
no one
there
what makes you think
that any spirit
worth
their clay
would chose
to hangout
around
a place
enveloped in
so much sorry
when
there are
celestial parties
to attend
i’m telling you
nobody’s
there
but
if it ease your conscience
for
things done
said
or
not
done
nor
said
when they were alive
go ahead
and
stop by for a chat
but
don’t go asking for favors
or
for
the spirit
to intercede
on
your behalf
with
some divine being
hell
it deities didn’t listen
to them
when
they were alive
what makes you think
that
they’ll be a response
now
anyways
nobody’s
there

 

request…

i’m not certain
which
deity
is going
to
respond
and
i
honestly
don’t
care
i’d just
like
for once
to
have
a
response
so
here we go
dear
what’s your name
i
would like
to
request
an
end
to the senseless slaughter
of
children
if
grownups
want
to wipe each other
off
the face
of
the planet
then
let it be
but
raping the life breath
from
children
should be
banned
by
you
dear
fill-in-the-blank deity
a
gender
neutral
title
and
honorific
implied
you
needn’t
respond
directly to me
i’m
not
a priest
or
particularly wise man
just
a concerned
citizen

 

gratuitous…

all of your questions
concerning man’s cruelty
towards those different
will lead to one conclusion
it’s not based on anything

 

once again three…

before the old man
stood
three altars
on
each altar
was
an offering
to the right
were
the crushed bodies
of
parents’ children
given
to a nation’s pride
to
the left
were prayer flags
and
written prayers
offerings
to
man’s creation
of
god
the center altar
seemed empty
but
it was said
that
it held
the souls
of
believers
offerings
to
an unseen god
offerings
of
a lifetime
with
no visible reward
for
the sacrifice made
only
what the heart
has lead
them
to offer
service
to
those
in need

 

the modern peter syndrome…

faithful church goers
talking ’bout others sins
but turn a blind eye
to all the president’s sins
thus denying their true god