the word which strikes fear in our bravest
and shakes even the most reasonable minds...
giving birth to ardency in apostasy
but also dogma, hate, and intolerance.
questions alight onto soft spoken tongues
and people stay in bed just a few more hours
under the weight...
for why must we realize such a thing
what god would leave us so tortured with one word...
would forget to tell us our importance or significance
and leave us to live as machines in a well crafted world
run by the greedy...
The horrid paper which rusts our cogs
and grinds our gears to dust
manifests feelings powerlessness
and puts power in the wrong hands...
determines the course of our mortal lives
whether we are moral or immoral
whether we are kind or unkind
whether we are greedy or not
and we justify this as fair because we have to...
we are angry
but we cannot let this dictate us
we watch as inflation buries our children
our elderly, our sick, and our mentally ill...
and we swallow this image
going through the motions of our lives
finding happiness in the little things
tortured by one word ...