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An empty pocket is an empty pocket that's all Joshua can see the tears of its hunger a reminder of a protracted destiny while donations to the temples confirm the need for charity an immoral circle of thorns their sacrificial catalyst in the voodoo of necessity the needles of an addiction Joshua cannot readily resist Joshua and the missing treasure digital plastic fills the Holy Grail as they kneel before an alter the sacraments of hated infidel meaningless and unhinged by any means divine right of kings to win the race all it takes is always more than it ever takes follow my leader blackguard in a pointless paper chase The frigid facts of a hard living are the fortunes of Joshua's hereditary recites the congregation a sermon from the scripture repeated incessantly always need more than you are given given more than anyone ever needs so bless this manual labor with the supplicants bended knee praise the figurehead of Joshua from the pulpit of a swindlers diocese Cold rain in neon dark and shivering Joshua walks alone diamonds drip from the windows onto a wasteland choked to barren no one there to see the sightless no one there to save themselves the empty eye-sockets they have brought the beaten children no longer feel no longer kneel for the Joshua of love they stare into their emptied pockets and pray they will be filled by some nameless god above The gates of Eden stand open Joshua's paradise of this planetary key a perfectly perceptible creation which the sleeping eyes are shown and the unfortunate never see in the hope to someday awaken Joshua waiting patiently to learn they are not alone and after all their searching find that Joshua will be forever home Joshua : from the Hebrew name Yehoshu'a meaning "YAHWEH is salvation",

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