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In the Name Of

 

I was sitting in the garden when

who should come walking in

Krishna and Buddha hand in hand

We sat under a lotus tree

and shared a cup of green tea

and talked about current events

 

They found mass graves in Ceylon

and Tibet is all gone

they said,

“How can this be?”

They looked at each other and then,

scratched their heads and said,

“This can’t be in the name of me.”

 

Starvation in the name of

genocide in the name of

rape in the name of

and it ain’t love

 

I was wandering through the desert sand

and who should come walking in

but Mohammed with Abraham

under a palm tree we waded in an oasis sea

and talk about current events 

 

They asked,

“What is it all for and what is so holy about a war?

How can this be?"

They looked at each other and then,

scratched their heads and said,

“This can’t be in the name of me.”

 

Bombing in the name of

killing in the name of

 borders in the name of

and it ain’t love

 

I told them, crucified, was my best friend

and I went into the garden

to gather his tears from the olive leaves

I placed them in a bowl

anointed all I saw

and kissed them each in peace

 

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