Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Gnosis - Poem by Eric Micha'el Leventhal
The meek and the faithful await the Redeemer,
they preach and they prostrate in pulpit and pew;
they bow to Jerusalem, Mecca, Medina,
though none be so great as the Gospel of You.
Though scripture and testament may fail to mention,
the Catholics can be an inquisitive lot;
the Muslims would hallow the Prophet's ascension,
but Solomon's Temple was built on the spot.
And while many lay claim to the Lion of Judah
and swear by the Torah, Koran, or the Bible,
these same ones would make of a Krishna or Buddha
an object of enmity, slander, and libel.
One thing remains clear through the doubts and the questions,
whether sinful or sanctified, virtue or vice:
While the past may belong to the Buddhists and Christians,
the future belongs to the Buddhas and Christs.
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