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What They Once Called Me

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What They Once Called Me

I was called Life and I gave gifts away
Till they came and asked for better pay

I was called Religion and I gave them hope
Till they came along and said they could cope

I was called Goodwill and I gave the poor time
Till they came along with smiles full of lime

I was called Knowledge and I told them to learn
Till they left the books on the bonfire to burn

I was called Imagination and I taught them to think
Till they brought the Red Flag and washed me down the sink

I was called Purity and I told them their scope
Till they gave into their loins and learned how to grope

I was called Pain and from me they learned Fear
Till they detained and tortured without shedding a tear

I was called Evil and I gave them choice
Till they turned to me and adorned me with poise.

I was called Death and I brought them on
Till they forgot and labelled me Demon's Spawn

I was their God, and now I am dead
Surely they don't seem like they want me instead?       

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  1. Date: 12/18/2011 1:24:00 PM
    Wonderful, insightful, amazing, ect... WOW! Haha great poem! I love it! Keep writing, you're soooo talented Love, J.

    Wong Avatar Dylan Wong
    Date: 12/18/2011 7:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you :D