How Much Further
How Much Further
By Tony DeLorger © 2013
How much further must we go into the abyss,
before peace is found,
before fear and hatred cease to consume minds,
before greed is proven shallow.
Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism,
are filled with notions of love, brotherhood and acceptance,
yet somewhere purpose has become lost,
the pure words of truth are but echoes falling to distance.
I believe not in any doctrine of dogma,
but I do believe in love and the potential of peace,
and in that pursuit I see nothing but contention,
the squabbling of children over pointless rights.
I dream of countless blessings,
and wake to endless war,
in minds, in words, in battles and oppression,
the sounds of silent screaming resounding in hearts.
How much further must we bend morality,
justify the decimation of our earth,
and the destruction of all life sacred,
for the appeasement of systems we've created.
How much pain can we inflict without guilt,
without the consciousness of an open and giving heart,
and how will we sleep knowing what we do to one another,
in the name of self-gain.
How much further can we go without breaking,
knowing all this and seeing no change,
no serenity only struggle,
no contentment just self-inflicted pain.
How much further is it to home.
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