“God Vs. WOMD: Ch 1: God is shit and sugar” by Simon Welsh
“There are many ways to say this but the message cannot change.
Many will reject it as peculiar and strange.
‘Strange’ makes people frown; makes them question where to go.
It asks them to consider all the things they do not know.
God has been abandoned through the twisting of the Bible.
And many have decided that it’s better to be tribal.
Dog eat dog and cat eat cat. There is no holy saviour.
In order to survive we must exhibit cruel behaviour.
They think this life is all there is; beyond there’s just a void,
And when we die the person that we were will be destroyed.
So grab the things you need for now, the things you’ll need for later.
No one’s looking after us. There isn’t a creator.
Some believe quiet differently that God’s an awesome guy,
That he watches and rewards us from his home beyond the sky;
That Heaven is a place that only certain souls can find;
That the rest of us are damned because we’re sinners and we’re blind.
But whether you’re a Catholic, a Protestant or Jew,
Or a Buddhist, or a Hindu or a soul without a clue,
God is not a vessel for the prayers of your agenda.
God is like a mirror – every prayer reflects the sender:
God is your reflection in the world you see and feel.
God is everyone you meet. That’s what makes it ‘real’.
God is not reserved for the biblical believer,
Though some may say this poem is the work of a deceiver.”
Find the conclusion of this epic poem, along with Simon’s other works at www.simonwelshpoetry.co.uk
31st October 2011 © Simon Welsh Poetry
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