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who are these gods
these gods come lately
resolute and stately
in your mind

command so loud
they align with your will
with such poise and skill
they govern your life

what do they promise
what hope do they give you
blind you to the rear view
havoc fast approaching

so obedient you are
neglecting who birthed you
who guided, who nursed you
who set you in motion

you rear up gods
your fathers did not dread
in the wine-press tread
fine grapes of wrath

such wine ready
the horrid dance done
feet washed, scrubbed,
to walk a warpath

-m.p. 09/24/2016