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Life

We look for monsters 
in the depths of antiquity 
enlightened by dreams
in our search

We dream and create gods 
to solve our problems 
In truth our dreams are waste
lying in the dim decay of lost time

Yes I believe there is one God
look for monsters and you find illness
look for blame and you find pain
life happens pain happens 

It is not a punishment from God
I did not deserve to suffer 
the three year old with cancer
did not deserve to suffer
 
Yet she did
thousands will suffer in pain
suffer and fight with great courage
they do not deserve self blame

I love the concept of karma
at time it speaks with a truth 
that appeals to my sense of self worth
yet it is not the whole truth

In war both the guilty 
and the innocent suffer
give your cuddles
to those that are in pain

Perhaps we'll teach
the guilty to care
perhaps we'll teach 
the innocent to believe 

Dragons came from 
the imagination of man
and the bones of the dinosaurs
Gods came from the fear of lost crops

go unto a hypnotist
and he puts you into a trance
you see with your imagination
what he wants you to see

Monks went onto mountains 
put themselves into a trance
did they see 
just what they wanted to see  

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  1. Date: 3/2/2010 6:53:00 AM
    Excellent write, enjoyed by Simone

  1. Date: 3/2/2010 3:08:00 AM
    Or what a drug induced state caused them to see. Excellent read and so well written. I guess one could say it rains on the just as well as the unjust. Glad I do not have to decide which is which.