clear-cutting…

how is it
that
lives
can be held
in
such disdain
by
believers
of
this
or
that god
believers who
can
without
remorse
remove
the breaths
of
souls
from
a place
their
god
has created
then
toss their remains
in
a mass grave
and
feel
sanctified
with
the taste
of
blood
in the cup
of
their existence

the dark ages…

the dark ages

the stones
laid by
the founding fathers
have been torn
from freedom
and used
to construct
ragged shacks
of political
and
corporate avarice
the once
great
temples
of religious tolerance
have been ransacked
their treasures
used
for a golden calf
of ignorance
built
by life’s
peasants
of existence
who long
to use
the blood
of innocent children
in their communion
as they
worship
the gods
of a dying planet

just another peoria street riot…

just another peoria street riot

embers of misunderstanding
flamed
by moral entrepreneurs’
righteous religious rhetoric
have transubstantiated
watery lies
into
the bloodied flesh
of an innocent
everyman
a repeated scene
where
crowds of people gather
along society’s street
to commune on history’s
stale wafers
of ignorance
ala’s revellers
blinded
by hate and fear
partake in the celebration
with
stone throwing rituals
as old
as man’s incapacity
to show tolerance
for that which
he cannot comprehend
and so
the darkness
remains upon the deep
and
the earth
is without form