Treasure Island

Tom Higgins

(Egremont)

God Is So Great


Seventy thousand now dead, and counting
The victims of another sectarian war.
The obscene toll just keeps on mounting,
And just what are they fighting for?

To prove their interperation of text is right
And they are the only ones who
Have the Great One on their side.
Their belief is pure and true.

Once more an ancient camp fire story
Is taken and used in a murderous fight.
Both sides praying that God in his glory
Will back them with his heavenly might.

But as it's been throughout the ages
No god ever gets involved
The innocent keep dying as the battle rages,
And the problem rarely ends up solved.

The problem is that people will
Even when their god is the same
Because of the silliest difference kill,
They seem incapable of shame.

Maybe it's a lack of education
Or perhaps it's just ignorance and fears
That ensures the perpetuation
Of waterfalls of cascading tears.

Submitted: Friday, May 24, 2013
Edited: Saturday, May 25, 2013

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