think for yourself

this was never about honesty
for in the temples and councils
deception is all too alluring a desire
for these men and women
who seek dominance over us all

this was never about truth
not when lies come closest to satisfying
the endless voracious appetites
of tyrants and war mongers
who throbbing pulse for power

this was never about you and me
for the guardians who tower tottering
in our nations’ decaying capitals
do not give a damn about the people
they so slavishly so blatantly despise

and no, this was never about God
for the repugnant pastors and preachers
who so lasciviously lay hands
on the golden child of their demented dreams
have never known God themselves

it is time you stopped obeying
the deceitful deranged demagogues
it is time you stopped listening to
the pathetic pretentious preachers

it is time for you at last
to think for yourself

pompous deception

there is precious little
your inglorious pretence
can fulfill in this world
beyond boggling the minds
of those incoherent to reason
and juggling principles
like so many rotten apples

regardless of how often
you exclaim in favor of the us
your own voice disclaims
quite vociferously, so vilely
against the most innocent
of beings seeking nothing more
than an ounce of kindness