Wednesday, March 11, 2009

...and the Sheep Look Up


The Conversion of St. Paul ~ Carravaggio

I am the voice that whispers love is all you need
I am the force that drives you to justify your greed
And all those who declare war for what is right
Will use my name to justify their power and their might

I am the chink in your armour that lets the demons in
Allowing self-doubt and the concept of original sin
To fester and bloom into a cancerous flower
That will fill you with fear and cause you to cower

I am the resurrection and I am the light
I am the horror that haunts you in the night
And all your panicked prayers and ritual guilt collection
Will only serve to drive further in my direction

8 comments:

Yodood said...

Like a three sided blade voicing a whole they never reveal and piercing a hole they'll never conceal.

James Higham said...

Ah, now this one is really something.

Candie Bracci said...

Nice,wonder where did that come from?;)

We are all sheeps once in our life,as we are leaders too,I guess just to try to not get into bad associations,hard to see who's good and who's bad behind a screen.Not easy at all.

subtorp77 said...

Purge me from your soul, you can not do. I have bound you on the inside. Forcing you to lie, cheat and steal. I am the greed you can not conceal.

Pisces Iscariot said...

The title for this comes originally from Milton's Lycidas:
The hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed,
But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw,
Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread

Later John Brunner used it for his dystopian novel The Sheep Look Up
I first heard the phrase on Fad Gadget's album Under the Flag in the early '80s.
I guess it left an impression :)

Megan said...

I was not prepared for this. I will be back...

Pisces Iscariot said...

You can't be prapared for everything :) Welcome Megan

CherryPie said...

I think I need to hold out against that voice ;-)

Very powerful writing!