metamorphosis mine

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metamorphosis mine

disavow my faith
as I will not relate
to those claiming love
while spewing scripted hate

a lifetime seeking
divine intervention
point out your intention
finding only convention
rife with pretention
surpress contention
bloody invention
social dissention
completely devoid of comprehension

who is really ever changed?
who is really saved?
should I believe a fairy tale
where roads are all gold paved?

I see no change
in those who claim your name
harvesting their sanctimony
while inside they stay the same

the toll to take the narrow path?
reason must submerge
miserable lives of nothingness
as mind and soul diverge

you made me to be something
if you, indeed, made me at all
and I'm not merely happenstance
of some exploding ball

and are you god or are you man
it matters so to me
if god I'd say you stacked the deck
if man - you're just like me

I feel the purity of my soul
regardless of my sin
and know it for divinity
the sum of me within

potentiation can't occur
in the cage of your religion
is the Bible really true?
if so....then which edition?

we are told we must believe
you lack self-contradiction
that you are all of truth and light
but leave us in suspension

I've never seen a miracle
accomplished in your name
I've never seen a dead man rise
or laps run by the lame

just deluded lunatics
with seemingly good intentions
pushing their agenda
with prayerful condescension

I think your message went awry
it's the nature of the beast
twist truth into nothingness
force fed and then policed

the only truth I recognize?
I know you lived...and how you died
and why

shall I accept your sacrifice
trust you didn't load the dice?
I know how much you suffered
but then, so have I

for much longer than three days

my life sacrificed to these holy lies
despised, disdained and compromised
bent 'til I'm broken - immobilized
just as your counselors so wisely advised

all the many times I've prayed
crying out your holy name
begging for relief in vain
...you never came

I finally found my own way out
eviscerated fear and doubt
reclaimed my right to be myself
religion?  I will do without.

if, in truth, you shine with grace
and love to pardon error
if you, God, are omnipotent
why then aren't you fairer?

there is no way to justify
demanding faith unfounded
for antiquity you manifest
but us you leave confounded

for mind and soul to reconcile
you're X in the equation
you're painted shades of anything
by masters of persuasion

I go to seek my own truth now
I hope you understand
I have to leave your blood-soaked flock
it's gotten out of hand

I will shine my own light now
for all the world to see
and greet all of creation
with love and harmony

forgive me
I must find beauty
and meaning
in this life

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DeepEclipse commented on metamorphosis mine

01-31-2011

Fearless! You stare right into the face of your advesary, or even your closest friend. This here is purity's purge. Questioning. Demanding. For truth rarely resides on the surface. Jesus himself was backstabbed by so called "religious leaders." Perhaps questioning things is the one defense the lesser has agaisnt the manipulator. The inferior superiority. On the surface one may see it as simply an act of "passionate rebellion". Yet through magnified eyes perhaps it is just the honest approach of a truth seeker. Enjoyed the piece.

DeepEclipse commented on metamorphosis mine

01-31-2011

Fearless! You stare right into the face of your advesary, or even your closest friend. This here is purity's purge. Questioning. Demanding. For truth rarely resides on the surface. Jesus himself was backstabbed by so called "religious leaders." Perhaps questioning things is the one defense the lesser has agaisnt the manipulator. The inferior superiority. On the surface one may see it as simply an act of "passionate rebellion". Yet through magnified eyes perhaps it is just the honest approach of a truth seeker. Enjoyed the piece.

tenderpoison

01/31/2011

Thank you Deep - just the honest approach of a truth seeker - exactly. :) really appreciate you reading this...

Chaos128 commented on metamorphosis mine

01-31-2011

I reread this gem a few times, T (and will be doing so, again in the future). It's a road I travel happily, without regret or reservation (or recriminations). I'm all for any form of spiritualism, but I don't give a blip about any kind of religion. Simply put, any "belief" that can only validate itself by invalidating the beliefs of others has nothing to offer that I want to hear, and it's a description that, pretty much, covers them all. it's a hard idea to put out there, but the truth usually is.

tenderpoison

01/31/2011

Chaos - I really enjoy your ability to take complex ideas and weave them into such succinct and precise language. Thank you for your insight...and for sharing it :)

Dano commented on metamorphosis mine

01-31-2011

this is a touchy subject for many... faith cannot be measured in the amount of time you spend in church or how much money you place in the offering plate each sunday... the only true faith in this world that matters is faith in self... and even that is hard to achive and maintain on a constant basis... religion is so corrupt on so many levels that i trust our government more than i trust the religious leaders of this world... and i don't trust our government at all... i for one do not believe in god... i believe in higher power of which i have descovered yet... i think the babble... errr bible is a fantastic work of fiction that people take way too seriously... and as you stated in this piece which version are we suppose to follow anyway... it is all very complicated and confusing... life boils down to karma... there is good (not god) and evil (not satan) in everyone... those of us that choose to live right (not rightous) are going to get out of this life what we put into it... sure we are going to have our struggles and bad times but that is life and that is how we learn and grow... those in this world that choose not to live right or treat people right are going to get the same in return... karma is like a boomerange... it always comes back to you... sometimes it takes longer than other times but it always comes back... be good and it brings good things to you... be bad and it will bring it back 10 fold... sorry about the ramblings but thank you for sharing this...

tenderpoison

01/31/2011

Not sure where I'll ultimately land in this - but a lot closer to what you've just said than not. thanks for your astute and concise comments - I appreciate your honesty. :)

StandingBear commented on metamorphosis mine

01-31-2011

Light~ is a fantastic creation that will never be fully understood by beast nor man. The wind~ speaks .. yet few actually hear the wind's voice for man's own voice is a distraction of sorts. The light inside each of us .. is a spirit we're all given. How we understand our spirit and utilize it .. we each have the power. Our conscience is spirits leading us to choose how we form our our own gift of spirit. All the gifts of wisdom given us can't save us if we listen to our light in the way we demand .. for light is more powerful than we are. Truth~ is our light~ being listened to .. acted on as our light is meant to be acted upon .. it is then we hear. A great write indeed!

tenderpoison

01/31/2011

thank you Bear, I'm feeling that - light - and trying to find my way. All you say resonates with me as truth. be well my friend :)

shallenemcgrath

01/31/2011

I so agree with Bear... He finds the positive- This is why there is a very native American part of my belief system.

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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