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be LIE ve

There's a lie in midst of what I should be  LIE  ve

Forget all the mechanics required to conceive 

A zombie comes to life for a few days reprieve 

Poke a finger through his holy hand

 

Ah I can't  all this magic belongs in the past

If it's true we should meet where the dragons have massed 

All the best stories told have been written to last

Hope Will always find constant demand 

 

It is taught in the temples discussed in the bar

Stitched up sinners are proud to be carrying a scar 

I'm as wise as the three said to follow a star

Through a desert with nothing but sand

 

Even so there are times when I sent out a plea

To whatever is out there more powerful than me

I've looked long into darkness when squinting to see 

Past the pound euro dollar and rand

 

Once again in our paradise war's on the brink

By religious fanatics refusing to think

Treat yourself to a meal pour yourself a stiff drink

Drift away back to fairytale land

Comments13

  • Diamond

    Brilliant writing Stevie. Thank you for this punch packed torrent of facts.

    Facts are indifferent to feelings so, no offense meant. We can't control those who take it.

    • tepo

      Thank you Vydehi
      Praise indeed
      Much appreciated

    • OUTBACK

      NO - OFFENCE - AT ALL ! I WOULD BE - OFFENDED* - IF - YOU - TOOK IT - DOWN* !

      • tepo

        In that case
        It stays
        Thanks outback

      • OUTBACK

        RELIGIOUS* - FANATIC$* = THEIR* - PROMI$ED* - PARIDI$E* for AN OBEDIENCE* to A $UPREEME* - " WHATEVER* = BE - ( LIE )* = DECIET* & DEFEAT* !

      • OUTBACK

        THE " IMAGINATION* of " PRESENCE " - BEATS* - ANY* - BU$INE$$ - FANTA$Y - " LORD " ! . . .

      • Christina8

        I am a believer, so....but what really got me was your final stanza "Once again in our paradise war's on the brink...." Religion has brought about too many wars. Well done my friend.

        • tepo

          Thanks for braving this one Christina
          Very much appreciated

        • James Michael

          Excellent! Unsub would love this one. Any word on that bleak freak?

          • tepo

            Thanks Johnny
            Not seen the big chap in a while

            • OUTBACK

              SUB* MERGRGED* in MYSTERY* !

            • Poetic Dan

              Word!

              • tepo

                Up

              • Goldfinch60

                Super write, no offense at all. That last verse is so true, it is the religious fanatics that are the problem, I believe it is religion itself. I believe in God, My Spirit, but the way religious movements go about how to praise God is only for their own self satisfaction and profit.

                • tepo

                  Very glad to see this comment
                  Ta Goldfinch

                • sylviasearcher

                  One of your best without a doubt!
                  Clever through and through!

                  • tepo

                    That's because the rest are pish
                    Thank you Sylvia

                    • sylviasearcher

                      No it is not, there is an edginess to your poetry that makes you one of my favourite poets on here 😌

                    • Santita

                      Powerful resonating write. Brimming with facts of life. The 4th stanza spoke to me personally, because I have been there. Wonderfully rhymed and crafted, Stevie.

                      • tepo

                        Thank you santita
                        Much appreciated
                        Good to see you

                      • Neville

                        enjoyed by me from one end to the other...

                        Rather Dylanish that's Bob by the way.. not the one off the Magic Roundabout ... and I like Dylan....

                        Neville

                        • tepo

                          Cheers Neville
                          Much appreciated
                          As I like both Dylans
                          That's a compliment

                          • Neville

                            win win there then... N

                          • FineB

                            Awesome write Tepo!

                            Brilliant.

                            Keep writing
                            FineB

                            • tepo

                              Thank you kindly FineB

                            • Suresh

                              You have no cause to take this down, and positively not for those offended.

                              • tepo

                                Cheers
                                Very much appreciate that



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