God Made God

The stars were old when our eyes first looked upwards
we saw them as shapes, as signs to guide our lives
time passed and life became infinitely more complicated
still the gods in the skies never listened to our cries

The thing we knew…that filled that empty dark hole inside of us
fear; a face familiar and one known the best
Saw the empty inside but the strength was us, the external
one day to be reversed…as we went to our death

Magic words brought the rain…the sacrifice; the penultimate betrayal
death was the essence of forcing nature to do our bidding; of life
The thing that changed had to be above and beyond…but what is death;
a shift of seasons brought forth from the edge of a knife?

There is no secrecy in slaying beasts…it is a cut; blood flows out and then
it is waiting and hoping…yes and even praying…
Watching expectant skies; fearing things beyond what could be seen
imagining the universe would react to the slaying

No secrecy begets no primacy begets no power begets no elitism
and money will never flow from the masses to the few
Slaying the many creatures beholden to man…for life, then death
gives way to the slaying of one altruistic & trusting Jew

In his name rose the powerful, the righteous…the chosen ones
over rooftops, over earth, over life, over all
All based on stories from man, for man, about man
that god is the everything, magnificent…that man is so small

Man made god in order for god to make man
in a tailless circle of spiraling madness
God made man in order for man to make god
born from fear, from spite and sadness

Over centuries these men grew in their greed and power
ever expanding what they assumed they commanded
Consuming more and more of the world’s reserves of hope
Murdering millions when they were denied what they demanded

There aren’t enough newspapers nor magazines nor books
to chronicle the atrocities done in god’s name
the true believers claim that it is all a misunderstanding
that man and man himself is the one to blame

Man made god in order for god to make man
in a tailless circle of spiraling madness
God made man in order for man to make god
born from fear from spite from sadness

It’s funny to watch; the spinning, the lies, the words, words, words
as they all try to explain how religious killings are such righteous things
Catholic and Christian, Hindu and Muslim, all the same underneath
all just flawed and wanting, scared and lonely…screwed up human beings

I remove myself from them, put myself in a different place
I cannot be associated with such meaningless self-deception
Not that I am above or below or beside or even judge them
but that science won’t let me make that belief-based exception

Man made god in order for god to make man
in a tailless circle of spiraling madness
God made man in order for man to make god
born from fear, from spite and sadness

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