On Lies and Lies by Rob Cullen

A lie
Told
Never
To be withheld
A lie
So devastating
Lives changed
In ways
No person
Could anticipate
Expect
Or rationalise.

He prayed
To god
That one
His one
But over
Many years
Never
Receiving
An answer
He presumed
He was Jesus.
On the cross
Jesus
Cried aloud
“My God – Father
My God – Father
Why hast you
Forsaken me?”
And so war
Is waged
In the name
Of a father
Who remains
Silent
Impassive even
And the people ask
Father
Why allow
Such cruelty
If we are
True believers?
And the reply?
Silence.
Listen
To the “wise” men
Insist
God
Is on our side
Ordering
Young men
To destroy
In the name
Of the righteous.
Pitifully
It’s the same
On the other sides
“Wise” men
Order the young
To kill
In the name
Of a silent
God
The same god
Our father.
The old
Talk
To the young
Father
Son
Holy ghost
Silence
A Buddhist
Priest spoke to me
About standing
In Auschwitz
Overcome
By the reality
Of Man’s ability
To justify.
It’s juxtaposition
A belief
In irrationality
To justify
Inhumanity
Or is this
The fantasy
That we are somehow
Rationale beings?

As a species
Our father
Our God
Remains
Silent
Forever
We look
We search
For signs.
Silence
We look
We search
For signs
Silence
And still
You ask
Why does
Our Father
Ein Tad
Yahweh
God
Let such
Bad things
Happen?
Silence.
We look
For signs
We are rationale
There must be
Signs.

So now
The wise men
Do not mention
Our father
Our God
They speak
Of the rightness
Of the need
To assist
To help
To prevent
But not God.
War is
A necessity
To protect us
From the threat
God
Silence
Priests
The “wise”
Silent.
They walk
In their processions
To celebrate
The lives taken
The lives lost
And the slaughter
But the devastation
Of lives
Silence.
The loss
Of Love
The grieving
Of a life
Through
A life
Silence.
And so
The prayers
Are mouthed
The words
Of the hymnal
Sung aloud
And
Father
Our father
Is silent
Its rationale
To believe
In the irrational
The Emperor
Has no clothes.
Irrational
It does not
Apply.
You must believe
In the silence
of the invisible
Of the Father
Who cares
But
Doesn’t care
It’s irrational
To be rationale
Pray
Silence
Are we all
Gods?
Is God dead?
Silence.

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