24 May 2007

the land of gilead

the truth's been crucified in a god's name
all's in an uproar at the sordid news
delivered to the flock kneeling in pews
that makes it clear before was all shame
we were too wild it's just that we be tame
the censor will determine proper views
alternate versions will go up the flues
freedom and honesty must take the blame
for all that failed and now the realm of lies
enters its fullest glory we're set to learn
that ignorance and piety are the best
conditions that what we see with our eyes
may cause each of us eventually to burn
and all our lives are a mere moral test

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