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Distance…

 

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If we want a yardstick,

for how far we have travelled from our Gods…

We need only consider the once widespread custom

of sacrificing a first-born child…

It hardly seems credible from this vantage,

irrespective of its counter productivity in an era of high infant-mortality.

What can these religions have been thinking?

That God was greater than mankind?

Heaven forbid!

Singular Mind…

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Few are born to ascent.

Those few that are may lack the strength of character to attempt it.

Without recklessness it is almost inconceivable.

Our Minstrel, hazards the mountain path alone,

and asks none for advice, for who could tell him even of its existence?

If he falters, his limbs rot where they fall.

Torn from his torso by that pitiless Cave Bear who crouches,

ravenous, in the depths of our consciousness.