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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: 12/22/2011 7:56:00 PM
    What a beautiful, original masterpiece you have created from your heart! Welcome to poetry soup! You are an awesome poet! Always, Laura

    Wong Avatar Dylan Wong
    Date: 12/22/2011 8:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you! It really just came to me on a whim, so it's not exactly a masterpiece... :P Thank you for your kind comments :)
  1. Date: 12/19/2011 5:10:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today Dylan. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    Wong Avatar Dylan Wong
    Date: 12/22/2011 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks! I'll do my best to comment on other poems as well. And the same to you!:) Dylan
  1. Date: 12/18/2011 12:09:00 PM
    strong poem, Dylan. Enjoyed! Merry Christmas! catie :)

    Wong Avatar Dylan Wong
    Date: 12/18/2011 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you :D And a Merry Christmas to you! :)