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Prose - The Winds of Dogma

Updated on August 30, 2011
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In a world of questions
With headstones as the answers
No one knows God’s will
As we dig another hole
Soon to be prayed over
Who will be the next fill?
In whistling ignorance
While at work or play
The next grave prepares itself
Too young to listen
Too old to remember
All that matters is material wealth
We hear the ancient words
Channeled through dilated eyes
As if they talk to the face of God
No longer seeking knowledge
The decision has been made
And now our obedience they prod
Killing in the name of God
Insulting in the name of intelligence
All those so sure bring their armies to bear
Caught in the crossfire
Of dogmatic accusation
The agnostic voices speak if they dare
And so the truth is lost
In the eye of the hurricane
As we are swept away with the tide
And yet we return again and again
Even to face certain death
As we who ask stand before those who lied
They hope to find the truth
In the rolling sands of receding waters
That chase the clouds away
Living through uncertainty
But loving one another
The flash of blue seems to light the way
Climbing through the mounds
Of broken dreams and memories
We sew hope into our lives
Mending our discouraged minds
And remembering tomorrow
We faintly hear the rising voices of lies

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      Joanie 6 years ago

      Beautiful. What if we choose not to choose between belief in God and atheism. I am what I am and I choose to take my chances as to a hereafter or none. This is the life I know and I am not afraid of what I don't know. I don't need fear of a God or a hell to cause me to try and be a good person. I will always try and fail and try again. If there is a God, I think it is our conscience and empathy. The conscience is either up and running or it is shut down and ignored. Without empathy, there is only narcissism.

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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Maven - Long time no see. I appreciate it when I receive your approval. "That world will be realized when mankind has removed the chains of prejudice, greed, and self-importance..." That say's it all and until that day all we can do is bang the drum and hope that we reach those who refuse to see or hear....

      @AUPADHYAY - Thank you for taking the time to read it. I am happy with your comment.

      @Micky Dee - Hey man! Mammon... The second master or is it the first? Can anyone truly shed material things and become enlightened? You have seen mankind at his worst. As I venture has Maven. I have not been there but I don't want to be fooled so I listen, watch and think. War is not the answer. Zealotry is not the answer. Understanding one another and giving each other the benefit of the doubt and knowing the burdens we EACH carry is a start. Why is it so difficult? Thank you for responding.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      "Let's keep war from America's shore!"

      Meanwhile a student is lured to war by a whore.

      And parents sell their souls to the company store.

      And next year the whore wants more.

      "Let's keep war from America's shore!"

      Parents kneel and to God implore,

      "Dear God will there ever be war no more?"

      But it's bu$ine$$ as usual- at the company store.

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      ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY 6 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

      I CAN'T COMMENT ON THIS POEM. I CAN ONLY APPRECIATE IT. GOOD POEMS ARE WRITTEN ONLY FOR ENJOYING AGAIN AND AGAIN. WELL DONE. I VOTE IT UP.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Many whistle past the graveyard, few stop to look Truth in the face...This thoughtful prose not only looks Truth in the face, but demands it...

      Living in a world that has been at war with itself since the dawn of man, finding answers to questions of justice, God, and freedom will always be relative to personal need and passion...What is left out of that equation is critical thinking...

      In a perfect world there is a God, people are compassionate and understanding, and war is unknown...In the real world God is challenged, people are basically self-serving, and war is prolific...

      Your prose gives clarity to the human condition, its sorrows and pain, and its enduring faith that we will learn from our past and insist on a world of freedom and shared human knowledge...

      That world will be realized when mankind has removed the chains of prejudice, greed, and self-importance...

      Thank you for this thought-provoking prose that needs to be echoed in the chambers of the United Nations...Larry

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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Frank - Thanks for commenting... I'm not sure why I wrote it but some of the words were floating around in my head about religion and atheism...

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      wow this was not only good it was intense I loved it

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