346. An Independent Asatru
I have grown oh so very weary of the never ending fight,
And I can no longer bring myself to care which side is right.
For years I tried to converse with my folk with great reason,
However any idea not their own was seen as religious treason.
It is impossible to speak to those who are not open - minded,
Their point of view is all that matters, to all else they are blinded.
I hear nothing but anger, and resentment, in all of their voices,
I pity them for their mistakes, shake my head at their choices.
They have written religious dogma, but lost sight of the Gods,
When these two are combined, they are most often at odds.
Some dress like Vikings, try somehow to recreate the past,
The Gods are the only constant, for that culture did not last.
None should have to sacrifice what they believe simply to belong,
And the uniqueness of a single voice is lost in a chorus of song.
It took me so many years to realize what was so very simple to do,
I walked away from the masses, and became An Independent Asatru !
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2015.