Don’t need no god.

Don’t need no eternal paternal god.

Don’t need no re-assuringly protective

                                Good and evil in perspective god.

Don’t need no imported distorted,

                                Inflated updated,

                                Holy roller save your soul or

                                Anaesthetisingly opiate gods.

Don´t need no all creatures that on earth do dwell

                                Be good or you go to hell god.

Don’t need no Hare krishna hare krishna

                                Hail Mary, hail mary god.

Got no yen for zen, Baghavad-Gita or Gurdjieff.

No Mormons, Methodist, Seventh day Adventist god.

No absolutes beyond refute,

No reverential preferential judaic messianic god.

No bibles, no Mahayanas, Dalai Lharmas

                                Instant dharma gods.

Don’t need no spiritual suicide or

                                Prefrontal lobotomising god.

Don’t need no stoic sexless

                                Antiseptic god.

Don’t need no neon crucifix,

                                No jade buddhas, no vedas or Upanishads,

                                No camels or needles or Papal decrees.

                                No mail-order ikons, korans or Mandalas,

                                No sri Chimnoys orMeha Babas or Ayatollahs

                                No Guatamas, no Manitou, Ouspensky or Marx,

                                No yin/yang, no tao, no tarot or incense,

                                No sacred mushrooms,

                                No dianetics,

                                No Tibetan prayer mats,

                                No ‘Immortal invisible gods only wise’ –

Don’t need no televised circumcised

                                Incessant incandescant god.

Don’t need no god.

I need human beings.

I need some kind

Of love.

I need you.


From a poem by Andy Darlington