They Thought the Truth No Longer Lay

— Nick Butterfield

 

They thought the truth no longer lay

inside stone walls of a church –

So they dusted off the Bible and

left the serpent above the entry way.

Soon  to rest their heads against a bulk-head

for a pillow and crossed a blusterous sea.

They gave thanks when Massoit the Indian

helped them plant seeds that soon would grow a nation,

a nation careful about their freedom.

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