ALLEGIANCES

 

                                      It makes a lot of difference whether

                                      You are for the Father, the Son, or the Holy Ghost.

                                      Some people, even now, are for the Father,

                                      And are thus effectively neo-pagan.

                                      Some people are still for the Son, being

                                      Of that diehard core of genuine Christians.

                                      Some people are neither for the Father

                                      Nor for the Son but ... the Antichrist,

                                      And are thus effectively communistic, favouring

                                      The abandonment of all religious traditions.

                                      Other people, who vary in numbers

                                      From country to country, are for the Second Coming,

                                      Being of the opinion that only he can lead the way

                                      For the rebirth of religion

                                      In an aspiration towards the Holy Ghost.

                                      Some people, even now, are for the Holy Ghost,

                                      And are thus effectively proto-transcendentalist,

                                      Consciously dedicated to tripping

                                      And/or meditating in hope

                                      Of an approximation to pure mind.

                                      These alone aspire towards the truly divine,

                                      And, in time, they will be joined by many more!