Earth Angels

It's a world professing to be earth angels,

wrapped in the white wing cover of purity.

But all we exist to be are children of sin,

the creators of disparity

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and when we pray we wonder why

we get no answer to our cries.

The truth still stands that we are wrong,

with darkness – evil – in our eyes.

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Discontent with all that we have

we claw and grasp and want for more.

Higher and higher we wish to climb,

but we end up lower than we were before.

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More of vice than virtue are the ones

who are full of unholy pride,

believed to be favoured as Lucifer once was

but, really, cast aside

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as he was, down far below,

for all that we show ourselves to be.

Stripped of beauty, privilege and power –

our intrinsic vanity.

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Blue is the colour of our veins,

of peaceful, tranquil, open skies.

But, when we are cut open, it's red inside,

of lust, anger and convincing lies.