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They told me that God is a Liar

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They told me that God is a Liar

When man tells God’s lies 
he lies to himself, 
because God never lies.
 Religion, the righteous of man, 
is self-inflicted,  
but all deeds are seen by the all-seeing eyes.

Despise the fools, 
but love their God. 
Let contrite hearts bow, 
and be subjected to the rules.
Tell me, who is the fool now?

A walking dead on a pulpit preaching,
Like a lying politician seeking 
votes.
Minds poisoned from their antidotes. 
They walk in the light, 
but are devoured by the gloom of that light;
 piously seeking to wrong their wrongs
 with whatever seems right.

So, they lie on God again, 
and God lies …, 
patiently, waiting for them to die.


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  1. Date: 7/15/2010 7:17:00 PM

    Yes, God is waiting in the end. Thank you for your kind comments. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 7:50:00 PM

    A nice Grook for the contest. Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 8:44:00 AM

    Interesting thoughts that you have penned ...Good luck in the contest..Sara

  1. Date: 7/11/2010 8:23:00 AM

    what a pwerful poem,,LOud message and thought. STRONG STRONG & wrong.. loved the ending..Have a nice and wonderful Sunday,..p.d.