Books walls rules structure
Music poetry prayer
Bulwark and support
Minefields and cracked foundations
Blood and ashes on our lips  

In ancient mountains
Touch comforting newborn cry
Rain soothing dry earth
Nurturing bloom and fruit for
Nourishing spirt and flesh  

Religion a tool
Gripped to protect or destroy
Faith benevolence
A gift to lighten our load
Without faith religion fails