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Rated: E · Poetry · Spiritual · #2278429
Free-form poem examining an idea
In the beginning was belief,
and belief was with man
Wheresoever man went,
they took belief with them.

Man clothed belief with their
fear and with their curiosity.
Wrapping belief about
their common needs and desires.

Each local face a universal.
Each hiding belief beneath
it's singular mask.

Claiming possession.
Claiming knowledge.
Claiming power.

Man fought for belief
assured that their belief
was on their side,
and their side alone.

Each shaping their world
in accordance with their belief.
Each was shaped by the belief
of the world around them.
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