ON THIS MOUNTAIN by Caleb Asset

When bloody whip of hate flies
From the mighty hands of religion,
To tear this love apart
-To the mountain
We shall go.
I will call you brother
With nothing to bother.
We shall speak one language
Without chains of religion’s bondage.
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On this mountain,
The jew will pray in their convent
While the monk quotes his koran.
When the imans sing to their hynms,
The nun will dance beautifully in her hijab.
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On this mountain,
Will shall drink not The leak-wars of hate.
Each man shall chew a peace of kolanut.
Like blacksmith
we shall forge;
Sword to ploughsheares
Speares to prunningsheares.
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On this mountain,
I will not look for your gods.
We shall surely seek the one spreading a banquet,
On whose lip, the fruit of love lay.
Here,
His tent will weave our heart in one.
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– Caleb Asset (3rd Place Winning Entry, CBPC 004, July 2016)

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