I implore all gods,
know, unknown and transient,
to take control of this lowly life,
for in that I care not to take responsibility,
and can live free of culpability,
for all the twisted shit I’ve done.
Now that’s religion in full flight,
God will take care of me,
give me salvation for a mere genuflect,
a wafer on the tongue, a promise I have not kept,
and three ‘Hail Marys’ just to be sure.
Oh that ignorant bliss of freedom,
and as long as I write a list of all my sins,
the burden not carried by me,
just a masochistic god who enjoys our human pain.
How can a god exonerate we mortals
as long as we believe,
it seems not just we have egos,
with such a demand from He,
and what purpose then do we have here?
Run amuck, indulge and live in sin,
a kind word and it’s never been,
seems a little pointless in learning,
seems we never get to know discerning,
being forgiven for our deliberate acts of attrition.
here on earth to learn
and in love and knowledge ascension,
not by God’s grace but our own,
our striving, our open hearts
and the embrace of love defines our earthly life.
Responsibility is ours alone,
otherwise what good is the lesson,
as God is not here to save us,
just hopes for resurrection,
and a destiny worth having.
Tony DeLorger © 2016