By Casey Allen
OF REALIZATION: DEFIANCE AND THE SEARCH FOR SOVEREIGNTY
One scientific fact can erase a century’s worth of lies
Causing a ripple effect which changes the sands of time
What is so is not necessarily what is believed
Resulting in a thousand year’s worth of hypotheses to be revised
The teachings are adapted and their interpretations changed
To ensure its captivating effects on its followers remains
Since one finds it impossible to deny what can be seen by the naked eye
This alteration is the only way to maintain control over the mind
Obvious questions too often have ambiguous answers
Setting in motion its asker wandering in great circles of confusion
A true disaster it is that the curious are so often encouraged to accept such ambiguity
For the acceptance without valid explanation is seen as such a great symbol of devotion
When asked where such dedication arises they will reply because “they know”
That is until some one in a laboratory coat proves it’s not so
Magical tales once taken as absolute truth are rewritten and retold
Illusions of grandeur and the promise of salvation resold
So comfortable in your beliefs it has become like a reflex
To approve, to concur, to agree and to accept
What will it take to relight our lamp of reason?
What criteria must be met before we start completely over?
Is it the fear of exile or the threat of treason which keeps us bound
To an ever-changing so called manuscript of instructions for life
No matter how ridiculous or contradictory it sounds?
Is it a great coincidence so many things that seem so natural are viewed with negative connotations?
That so many absolutes seem so controversial in different contexts and situations?
I call it a grand design to keep attendance on the rise!
I ask what can possibly be gained from telling a man he is destined to fail
By no matter of self deprivation or strength of his will
Can he be saved from living a sinful and despicable life of wickedness and shame
His only reward be post-mortem, but his only instructors and he both mortal just the same
Fantasy and illusion can be a great catalyst to creativity and productiveness
But it can, when used and taken as truth, be just as destructive to the sovereignty of man
Equal in blame is the magical manipulator of the brain
And those who fall victim and buy into his supernatural games
Who then pass their ignorance on to their offspring as carelessly as their names
I can only hope that somewhere down each genetic line
One will stand heretically defiant, most likely shunned and estranged
But in his own right divine, free to question and investigate
Possessing the courage and fortitude to share what he finds with those who share his reluctance and curiosity of the mind in hopes others will see such advances and take it as a sign that now we must cast aside the things we do not know, or at the very least view with suspicious eyes that which we find comforting and convenient to believe so blind
Until it can be proven to be so in time