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DESCENT

[2006]

All God's children would have cause
to think the Devil now walks this realm
A place dispossessed of any sanity
edification of a scene from Hell

Manmade prophecies serve to vindicate
all sides who claim themselves
worthy servants obedient to the same God
a God who commands them not to kill

These faithful in lines that number thousands
bring perdition throughout the land
As though the Angel of Death,
himself, had been unleashed,
to exact a punishment on this world

Across this cursed place rage the fires
where the innocent are burned
on a thousand funeral pyres,
in anguish parted from this world

Does the need for the belief in a Devil
serve to palliate and forgive us our sins
in the abandonment of reason
and our delivery into hell

Limitless are the ways of mankind
in its virulent capacities
Ironic it may seem
through this a chance exists to see
in us also lies the capacity to transcend

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