Laurence Overmire

Inferno - Poem by Laurence Overmire

You call me evil, the infidel or worse
But I'm your brother, aren't I?
Made in the same image of the same

God of us both
I believe in things as strongly as you
I believe my cause is as just

That God is on my side, not yours
And if I say you must die
And you say I must die

Then either one of us is right
God choosing between two parts of Himself
Or both of us are wrong

And even God may never forgive us.

(Previously published in Some Words: A Place For Poetry, June 2003)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 7, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, June 11, 2012

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