Empathy Lost

Wondering

Where we came from
Why we’re here
Where we’re going

Knowing

We’re not in control
Our love is terminal
And our end is near

Concerns, anxieties or horrors
Shared by most thinking and observant souls

Enter god and religion
Offering the illusion of earthly power and oversight
And eternal life

And in that beneficence, robbing the believers of their sameness
By removing the fact based fears that inspire compassion
Create equality
And bind us all together