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Random Poem:

A match not made in heaven
angrychick

I talk to him,
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the young christian soldier
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fighting for his faith
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yet knowing nothing
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of barbaric histories,
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written in the name of his God
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He struggles with defining
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the identity of his own spirit,
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believes his religion
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to be chosen for men
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by his one and only God.
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It's a liberty,
 12
blatant in provoking
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pagan outrage.
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The saviour's birthday, stolen
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from earthly yule.
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The old religion still survives,
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yet fights not, harms none.
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Earth lovers who revere in worship
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their moon, stars and sun,
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loving nature's manifestation
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of the Mother Goddess.
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I tell him to ask his God
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to explain his chosen religion,
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the persecution of innocents,
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and of all the blood shed.
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I ask him to justify how entry to heaven
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is subject to single minded beliefs.
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He looks at me sadly,
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tells me Jesus loves me
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and that he will pray
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that I come right in the end.
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I tell him, I am a witch,
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daughter of the earth,
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and I too, will pray for him.
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