Stoke

So even though you know that changes must
be made to reach "nearer my God to thee",
a certain lack of force confounds robust
removal of the inner chimpanzee.
The mess is an abyssal holocaust.
Many tacts and methods must be applied
to root out ingrained greed, and kill false pride.
Delusions overflow ego's facade,
jacking energies meant for deepest will.
To collar this liar, and bust the fraud
he purps, takes long focus and cunning skill,
plus, earnest zeal for what you call your God.
As we age it gets clear, a man must strive
to bring his demons down, while yet alive.