I Burned the Bible


I burned the Bible and read the fire
Heard it crackle and pop, felt a burning desire
Threw water on the flames and studied the mud
Squished 'tween my toes, felt consumed by love
Ashes turned to ashes and dust to dust
And blew in the wind that carried my trust
Most things change, but some remain
Brothers kill each other, like Abel and Cain
Empires rise, and empires fall
Gods have perished who once ruled all
Yet whether I stay or wherever I go
Wind will blow, and water will flow
Fire will burn, and the Earth will turn
All the lessons men teach I've had to unlearn
To find the permanence within and about me
The singular truth: there's no life without me

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