In My Name [E]

"The centuries have come and gone
and I am almost at the end..."

Hello… my name is God…
and I’ve got a bone to pick with you.
I think it’s time we talk about
the crazy shit you do.
Well, not so much what you do
for I’ve learned you have no shame,
but it’s really starting to piss me off
that you’re acting in my name.

You fight your wars on my behalf
though you have no right to me,
destroy creations with my blessing
though I’ve given you no lease.
Oppress my children far and wide
though I’ve given you no claim,
you commit the ugliest acts of evil -
and you do it in my name.

You arrogant little fuckers -
how can you understand
the awesome force I represent
or the greatness of my plan?
I’m so far above your comprehension
- the grasp of your puny brain,
so do not pretend to know my will -
or speak of it in my name.

The centuries have come and gone
and I am almost at the end,
of whatever patience I had left
that your maturity would begin.
So I’m giving you this final warning
‘cause I am finished with your game,
respect each other for who you are
or I’ll destroy you in my name.

Original Copyright © 2006 Stone Bryson. All Rights Reserved.
Written February 2006
About Stone...
Known in many (albeit small) online circles over the past 15 years, Stone Bryson is a poet, storyteller, and essayist. He is working on various writing projects, and lives what he describes as an 'analog life.' He resides in Jackson County, Missouri.

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