moon batchelder

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Religion Begs A Need For God - Poem by moon batchelder

religion begs a need for god
to temper our misdeeds;
our tendency toward the non-challant,
our pettiness and greed

with promises of heaven given,
threats of certain hell.
as tho 'creation's crown', thus bound
were less than infidel!

as tho a soul compelled or coaxed,
or other wise coerced,
were not a mercenary, - hoax!
as tho a soul well versed

in ALL the ways of love were not
more holy and preferred;
whose heights religion can't ascend
or claim a single word

of that intrinsic scripture;
nor a purer aim design.
for love precludes religion's need;
itself, the goal defined.

Comments about Religion Begs A Need For God by moon batchelder

  • (2/6/2007 2:41:00 AM)

    Moon? At first upon reading, I said, 'Huh? '...LOL. It's not an easy read. BUT, I get it. Nice.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 8, 2011

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