mercy

mercy                                            June 30, 2015
the helicopters circle
round about and round about again
lord have mercy
lord have mercy
against the moon i cannot tell
is it from the hospital
gone to rescue a bleeding soul?
lord have mercy
let all be well
is it the military
strutting legions in the sky?
lord have mercy
lord have mercy

the stars and stripes
hang limp against the dusk
hung on the cross of sin
lord have mercy
lord have mercy
do they understand
when patriotism becomes
profanity and idolatry?
lord have mercy
lord have mercy

an age when animals comfort Eve
while Adam consults his navel
and She cries alone with cats
lord have mercy
lord have mercy
fatherless children taunted
by the doors of the sanctuary
sullen in lonely misery
lord have mercy
lord have mercy

the rivers run red with the blood of the factory
the skies brown with the burning flesh
of unbridled industry
lord have mercy
lord have mercy
nothing but goatheads and rag weed
can sprout a seed in poisoned
ground with no jubilee
lord have mercy
lord have mercy

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About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2.5 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. My most recent completed endeavor was finishing BA's in Religious Studies and American Studies. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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