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Holy Fire

Speaking lies of endearment
To find comfort in a fantasy
Make divine the departed
Diminishing the worth of humanity

Don't reduce the passing to angels
When blood wasn't shed for them
The beauty of who we are is the treasure of grace
More extravagant than a seraphim

Torn for what we do not know
Whether I disparage or rejoice
There is truth to be found in all of this
As we fall prey to the whims of our own choice

Tell me what to believe
As our comforts betray
Sedated by our luxury
Speaking a persecution-less doctrine
Set up to be offended by the latter day

To tell you the truth we don't want to hear
As apologetic sets the undertone of the reality we fear

No disclaimer for the sovereignty of God
When our justice is our mockery
When morality is our facade

Pick and choose what to believe
Consumed by one of two flames
Whether truth or the truth of the deceived

Faithful to one of two opposing names
Revel now, the feast, the banquet of blasphemy
Partial to relative goodness
No discernment for what you aspire to be

Upset by the truth refused seeking solace in sin
Guilty pleasures enticements of flesh breeding damnation

What is this, idolatry under the same name that we heed
Impostor posing as God, devoted congregants of a liar’s creed
Implanted among the brethren, as poison in the seed

For what purpose do we live for?
For what purpose do we bleed?

Who are the wolves among us that prey upon the sheep?
Lulled by tradition, lethargic and asleep
More faithful to the vows of pride in this carnal empire
As if the vapor is the Kingdom
When all we are is kindling for Holy Fire...
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Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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