Religion Failed Man


Like Dust



rotten to the core,

religious wars,

are really civil wars,

Man against Man,

fighting for a false Holy land,

and one believer’s messiah

is another’s blasphemer,

God stared at them,

throughout time,

he could almost see the wheels

turning in their minds,

it was so easy to detect,

even though God is God,

religion lacks respect,

and the wars make humanity

a suspect,

God counts the bloody seasons,

humanity would have

one of a dozen reasons,

to block his light,

with every religious fight,

years and centuries

of religious distrust,

makes war become a must,

as souls take to the air collectively,

like dust.

Religion Failed Man

Terror and chaos stuck like glue,

reality was coping,

the bleak plight of the Jews,

and frightened people hoping,

Germany threatened to swallow up an existence,

weakening the resistence,

then reality snapped,

the Jews were trapped,

they had a very slim chance,

as thousands headed toward the south of France,

tired feet,

crowded streets,

some being picked off by German planes,

as death greets,

but the Jews had hope as they traveled far,

in a steady procession of cars,

on the roads that were narrow,

some in wagons and wheel-barrows,

but all filled with frightened people,

God’s forgotten children,

Holland, Belgium and France felt the heat,

as they collected refugees,

and they collapsed in defeat,

during Hitler’s rise,

and through the clouds, God spies,

without any real plan,

and it was when religion failed Man.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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PierAllegro 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

How about Mad failed Man and religion? An interesting poem.

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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you..I think

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