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Man

by Brian Dickenson (Age: 82)
copyright 06-06-2005


Age Rating: 10 +

We have fashioned a God in our image.
We've conquered and enslaved in his name,
We’ve polluted the land and the oceans,
Because profits the name of the game.

We don't really care about people,
Their hopes, their dreams, or their fears.
The help that the charity's offer
Is mostly just crocodile tears.

They give ten percent and feel righteous,
A sop to humanities call.
Saving one in a thousand from starving,
While saying to hell with them all.

But maybe one day
When the last trump is blown,
And we've all climbed the stairway
To our heavenly home,

And in front of his throne been escorted,
God will just give a sign to those
Standing in line, then the good, from the bad,
Will be sorted.






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        10-16-2006     Richard Reed Jr        

A little idealism mixed with a lot of reality.
You captured my feelings exactly.

Man seems to be irrationally rational.

When does the logic override the basic instinct?

Good write,

Rich

        07-13-2005     James Shammas        

I like the first line. It says it all when we pervert religion and try to play God. So many of our so-called religions and ideas and concepts of "God" are really just narcissistic extensions of our own egos. Whatever my concept of God is, isn't it.

Jim

        06-06-2005     Anthony Lane Stahlhut        

Yea, down with the pigs! Peace not war!....oops that brought on a flashback from the sixties! This is full of emotion and I like it! Anthony

        06-06-2005     David Pekrul        

Those of us in the developed nations have a lot to answer for.

        06-06-2005     Debra Rose        

Awww...let them eat cake!!!
O.o

This is a wonderful job, brian, voicing a lot of the frustrations I have commonly felt myself. Especially against groups like Peta, which will bomb research facilities because animals mean more than humans >.< Idiots.

It's why I'm Buddhist now...let God do what God will when the time comes :)

Amazing work, as always, Brian



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