Commit a crime but speak a line
To save your soul for all of time
Dissent from bigoted beliefs
And stones will cleanse your heresy
A life will pass in a moment's time
While the faithful blind scan the skies
Searching for purpose and asking why
When what we search for lies inside
Commit a crime and pay a fine
The wicked rich will serve no time
Banking dreams of Ponzi schemes
Derivatives of timeless greed
Lives are bought with nickels and dimes
Automata on factory lines
Mother Earth or bottom line?
Rape the forests one more time
Conscript the poor to fight your wars
Disposable pawns nothing more
Daughters, sons in body bags
Disciples to a burning flag
Indulgence by Joshua Alan Blodgett is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at verboseprose86.blogspot.com.