o jerusalem…

unlike in the bible
the child has been sliced in half
now death ‘s greed’s reward

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