flower child lament

in the garden of ashes, where even a rainbow falls
even there blooms a wildflower amidst death’s halls
we have fought for king and country, so many we have slain
tore flesh and soul asunder in a wretched name

tell me is it god’s work to kill a little child?
is it justifying this, doing this horror in a name?
will I go to heaven priest, or will I get eternal flame?

I used to believe in good but good has left my soul
my hands stained with ‘holy work’ scream, that I am to blame
I could fall on my sword, but suicide is a sin
oh church what is this dark path, you’ve let the devil in

in the garden of ashes, where even a rainbow falls
even there blooms a wildflower amidst death’s halls
at my feet she clutched the flower still waiting bloom
in god’s name I have killed a future to ruin…

If a child should be murdered in the name of a god, is that god worth my prayers?

(c) 2015 allen simpson
dedicated to the many children killed in the name of a god or church just because they believed in another belief system.

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