High Prospect

The Holy Bible says, "God's Kingdom lies
within a man," not out beyond the sky.
The search for Spirit's truth and light makes wise
the inner eyes, extending reach thereby.
Above the worth of wealth, or clout of power,
or Beauty's spell serene in form and face,
the quality of our knowing is our
one lasting hope for passage unto Grace.
The churches, with their sacraments and rules
connive to profit from this world of pain,
by intermixing charlatans with fools
attaining thus; a fantasy domain.
To cut your throat and bleed won't reconstrue
the fairytale the churches sell as true.