The pastor is at the pulpit
spouting out his lies,
while another child in Iraq,
from a drone strike, dies.
The priest blessed the altar,
while we dutifully bowed our heads.
And the drones rained down,
as American barbarity spreads.
The Reverend held the bible,
and he said, “Thou shall not kill!”
But the drone operator,
paid no heed to God’s own will.
A Rabbi reads the Torah,
but he never mentions drones.
He speaks about old Moses,
but not about what God condones.
Our Bishop looks so fine,
decked out in full regalia.
His lips don’t move at all,
about the drones that struck Algeria.
The Pope had much to say,
on how we should help the poor.
But never did he mention,
America’s thirst for war.
We pretend that we are good,
compassionate, loving and kind.
And our pious souls are pure,
but to the drone struck, we are blind.
The hypocrites gather faithfully,
and they pledge to love all men.
What you fail to understand,
is that ‘all men’ just means their kin.
No one dare accost the righteous.
There are no ghosts to haunt our nights.
Our days are spent in oblivion.
To the world, we are its knights.
Do you hear the keening wails
from those who mourn their dead?
And as they look towards the west,
you sleep soundly in your bed.
For what are they to you?
An enemy? Surely not.
You say your soul is pure,
but hell has saved your spot!
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland
Those of you who think of yourselves as Christian, you really need to take a deep and introspective look inside your ‘heart’ and come to terms with the fact that you are nothing more than a hypocrite. You sit in your places of worship and you bow your head and half of you are not even listening to the word of your ‘God’ because if you were, you would not sit idly by and let this country that you live in continue to rain drones down on the heads of innocent people in foreign lands. You would not continue to believe that in order to keep your worthless ass safe, it is imperative that your government continue to kill people who have done no wrong.
The reason that I am directing this one to the so-called Christians is because you are the very people who go on and on about ‘love thy neighbor’ and ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’ and so much more that is actually quite meaningless to you. You don’t care about anyone except for those who are in your own little cocooned world. But the thing is see? Your religious books speak of a loving ‘God’ that loves ALL people including those that have been touted out as your enemy. Be that as it may, you are supposed to continue to love them despite what others say to the contrary because that is what is in your holy books. So then, that makes you a hypocrite and it also makes you ‘selective’ in who you love because if you can love your own child but ignore the death of another’s child just because he/she lived in a different part of the world, then what does that say for what is in your ‘heart’? Get real about ‘religion’ or quit bullshitting yourself because that is exactly what you are doing every single time you see a picture of a child that was killed by drones that you pay for and yet you just simply look away because after all, he was no ‘kin’ of yours. But according to your religious books, yes he/she WAS!! Think on that! Meditate on it! Consider it and stop lying to yourself that you are about the business of love because not only are you a liar, you’re a two-faced, fake ass, conscienceless liar. You’re not good. Nor are you pious. And don’t even think that a confession is going to save you because the one that you’re confessing to is going the same route as you. They too have their spot in hell saved for them, just as you do. So, again, think on that!