09 Jun 2016 – On Force-Feeding Faith

I’ve never understood the need –
this urge to dominate by cranks –
to twist the laws to fit one’s creed,
compelling feigned conformist ranks.

Are they so dull, devoid of sense,
that they believe they’ve really won
mens hearts and minds by such offense –
with stolen rights and pointed guns?

If you believe blunt force and faith
go hand in hand, your god is fear –
you’re less a saint and more a wraith,
denying what you say’s most dear.