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  RICHARD BETTS (December 8,1964)
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The world is beautiful,
Life is fine.
The world is frightening,
And life is unkind.

The world is wonderful,
Life is magic.
The world is wicked,
And life is tragic.

The world is happy,
Life without a care.
The world is desperate,
And life is full of despair.

The world is funny,
More like funny-strange.
The world is constant,
Constantly full of change.

The world is full of goodness,
And I pray you find your share.
For the world is a fickle lover,
And life will be unfair.
Richard Betts




As a child, I always felt so close to heaven,
And my soul always felt so light and clean.
But as a man, the sky retreated from me,
And the world turned dirty and mean.

As a boy, I would playfully wrestle
The cottony clouds in the skies above.
But now when I grapple with the clouds,
I try to trample them into the mud.

As a boy, I was always faithful,
And my faith kept me pure and free.
Now, I am unsure. For truth
And falsehood look the same to me.

I have grown to become a man,
But I possess more doubt than faith.
I feel as if I'm covered in filth,
So, driven Earthbound, I wait.
Richard Betts




Your most loyal lovers seem to
Loathe your most basic commands.
Your most faithful followers
Fail to meet your simplest demands.

Those who profess to love you
Fail to love thy neighbor.
While those who live 'a good life, '
Fail to find your favor.

Your many followers complain
Humankind may have failed you.
While others explain,
You fail to award virtue.

Those who say they know you
Use your words like a razor.
While those who still seek you,
Pray to find their savior.

The answers may not
Be impossible to find.
They may not lie above,
But more appropriately inside.

For if I do not love
And protect my brother,
Then it is he and I
That have failed one another.
Richard Betts




In the fields where you used to roam,
You lay tangled up in his chains.
And now when he leads you home,
Your spirit is choked by his reins.

We stood silent as you were led,
To the loneliness of your stable.
The stories and lies you were fed,
Hid the truth behind the fable.

Do you pretend or pray,
Or imagine you're back in the fields?
In your dreams, are you free to stray,
Or do you find that you still yield?

Can you feel the wind caress your face,
And whip through your mane as you run?
Is it raining in your sleeping place,
Or can you still feel the warmth of the sun?

Once you owned a purposeful stride,
But - broken - you pulled up lame.
It's hard to rise upon shattered pride,
And he trained you to be timid and tame.

Is it guilt that weakly guides you,
And forces your head down in shame?
Is it fear that roughly rides you,
And allows him to slip on those reins?

In the places where you once roamed free,
There you will find the liberty you currently lack.
In the face of all that has come to be,
In the fields no one waits for you to come back.
Richard Betts
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