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Gold Fever

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Gold Fever

Gold Fever 

History will not record the bloated weight
Of this pious and bigoted race 
Or count the fat and flaccid wealth
Of religions idolatry

Those pages have been scrubbed clean
By prosperous forgivingness 
And the cruelty of established political dominion
Will not tally the bodies of the oppressed

To them, faith and belief are merely a weapon
A system of abusive control 
And a means of power continuation
A dictatorial right to rule the population

History will not record the inheritance of opinion
But lay blind at the doors of massacre
The Aztec, The Aborigine, The North American Indian, The African Negro, 
Pray in silence to The Church

Centuries written in blood and torture
For a message of verbiage and usage
Extracted and leeched from the poor and uneducated
Created the western dream

The long night of the witch hunt is not over
The Inquisition has saved us
With fake blood and wooden crosses
This elite of moral perspective shall save us all

We have paid the price in conscience
Superiority managed by white skinned indifference
Holy mother church has welcomed all
All into its iron embrace of slack jawed wonder

And what more despicable rule can there be
Than to dictate ones own spiritual journey
Spouted by the rote of political expediency
And the promise of heaven

Ingrained now this so called Christian ethic
And so much of the truth left distorted
Forgotten now are the ancient mystical secrets
Which united mankind to understanding

Idol of gold and crucifixion
Of cathedral and stained glass objectification
Gilt and holy water of sumptuous ritual
Of silken pope and luxurious self righteous invention

An aberration of human faith and belief
An unrepentant destroyer of “ Loves ” dream 
The curse of The Christ as you continue to translate
The Word

And where the paupers fist crunches the dirt
Where dried and parched lips pray for rain
Where the desperate cry for a reason echoes
Where blood flows in feted anger
Where children scream in fear
Where hunger and despair debase and demean 
Where there is no light
And in the dark only pain

If you wish to care for the souls of mankind
Preacher
It is there with them
There
Is where you should be

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  1. Date: 4/12/2011 12:41:00 PM
    Collin this is a wonderful verse and a perseptive not listened to often enough perhaps you'd repost it or enter it in my contest so I can see it gets read ....Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 3:33:00 PM
    Congrats on doing so well in the contest.. this is a great write. BG

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 10:18:00 AM
    WICKED WIN!! Congratulations on placing Danielle's contest. Love, Dane

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 10:12:00 AM
    Dear Colin,Congratulations on YOUR well deserved Win in Deborah's Contest Thank-YOU for Your Gracious Comment on my POEM ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 5:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on placing in the contest. A well deserved win. This is an amazing write! Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 6:46:00 PM
    Colin, congrats on your placement in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 5:05:00 PM
    Congratulations on placing in Deborah's contest, Collin! As I told you, a great work. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:29:00 PM
    Wow....excellent winning poem, Colin !! Great job, and well deserving to be a winner in this wicked, wicked contest !! Congratulations

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:08:00 PM
    Colin, your poetry rocks the universe and blows me away!!! Congrats on your big win in Debbie's contest!!! Excellent and well deserved! YAY and YIPPEEEEE YAHOOO! Love, Shar xoxo

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 12:27:00 AM
    At last, I found it. It was one of your first poems. ...What!... How can you did this? How dare you to steal all my ideas! All my silenced screams, my deceptions, my doubts, my questions!! ...Plagiarist! : ) Now, seriously, this poem goes to my favs, it's amazing! I'm quite impresssed. God bless you, Colin, for this provocative and incitive poem. Great work! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/2/2009 7:13:00 PM
    Too many injustices have been performed in the name of religion. You capture them well. Very impressive writing and the message is one with which I completely concur. Great poem, Colin! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/29/2009 11:32:00 AM
    Congrat's on being features this week Colin...Raul

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 2:41:00 PM
    I felt the depth and sincerity of your well written words. I am a white Christian, I love God with all of my heart, mind, and soul. I have no goal to rule over others. I have no pleasure in seeing any person of any race suffer nor being ridiculed. I do not ignore them. So my question is. When you said,” Superiority managed by white skinned indifference" were you talking of me? I believe in the individuality of each living person...judging neither by race, education nor ethnicity. Congrats

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 2:34:00 PM
    unbelievable, so right on in my mind, I hoped you enjoyed my A Mother's Call to Arms, did you know the Pope is telling all Reiki energetic healing does not come from "their" God and infers healing of soul is all one should concern there selfs with & Reiki healers must be using black magic???? Christadelphians feel the Pope is the anti-Christ. I don't, but on occasion I can see why. LIGHT & LOVE

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 9:16:00 AM
    This poem echoes many of my thoughts on organized religion and says it it so well! My Catholic relatives and I go to battle on the subject several times a year...Excellent write well deserving of a feature! Right on, Write on!! Steve

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 9:14:00 AM
    congrats on having your poem featured this week!!!!!!

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 9:54:00 AM
    Strong words, Colin. Congratulations on "Gold Fever" being featured. I do believe there will be a day when truth will overcome all the misinformation. Even in the Constitution we never practiced what we preached. One step at a time but it still moves too slowly. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 5:40:00 AM
    Colin, congrats my friend on your featured poetry. Mine is also featured this week. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 4:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Colin. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 3:22:00 PM
    Another amazing poem by you Colin...and well deserving to be featured this week. False idols...down through the ages...Congratulations on this week's featured poem!! Carrie

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