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Ode to the Kin of Abraham

 
Ye have dived the darkest deep
and dared the seamless skies
have scaled the dizzy Heights
in Truth that no Fantasy belies
 
Ye have raced the planet’s rim
mined metals on the moon
builded winged fly machines
making us star-gazers swoon
 
Ye have split the spinful atom
dug canals from sea to sea
forded waters assayed lands
past Infidel C0uriosity
 
Ye mariners of desert lands
sailors of the dry main
soldiers of the One Spoken God
who fear and fate disdain
 
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Children of ancient Abraham
this world is all but yours
we march to your defeating drum
as your sprawling might endures
 
Patriarchs of Antiquity
intrepid paladins of yore
if the Other half’s been silent
it may not be so any more

 
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Your fulsome feuds have brokered war
brought this planet to the brink
fratricide is gone too far
it were time to pause and think
 
Pantheist and Aboriginal
share this planet too
children of those Other gods
owe not tenancy to You

 
Time to heal your breaches
time to set aside the sword
even if faith but little teaches
best to bury Old Discord

 
Children of mighty Abraham
Ye be children now no more
bestow some tribal chivalry
on us barbarians at the door

 
[© R.Kanth 2022]

 

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (Novel) , A Day in the Life (Novel), and Expiations (Verse)

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