I suspect it is often through our own
self-reflection in life's fun house mirror
with its distortions and trickery
making us believe that what we see
is real- and true- and so,
worth defending zealously, unaware
and uncaring that
she sees a different image,
he experiences a different truth...
and instead of driving us to our knees,
this perceived holiness
drives us to war with one another,
while Divinity weeps...