Birth to death

Yes, he successfully conquered water
hammered out a whiny chardonnay
the masses at the miracle collective
believed the finish kept death at bay

He a Mecca born and bred commando
the converter of the one way word
his preaching saved huddled masses
while he slay infidels for his overlord

From Jerusalem to sandy Mecca
the spectrum of deeds belied beliefs
safe harbor for real believers dimming
instead sanctuary for killers and thieves

Everlasting life hereafter policies
gotta upscale the forever vacation
say the magic words in the right ear
for just-in-time personal gentrification

But it’s still ashes to ashes, dust to dust
passports stamped for angel’s camp
truth and lies, pleasure with pain
lonely flickers of humanity’s lamp

Let’s simply call it an endless rest
from a life lived both holy and hell
identity owned and fully legible
at the last tolling of the bell