Yearning, yearning, what is yearning?
It’s what keeps humanity turning
It cuts the trees, poisons the seas
It turns me against you and you against me
Yearning by day and by night
Yearning visible or out of sight
You don’t believe, but it’s always there
Yearning constantly foul or fair
Yearning to get or to escape
Yearning for virginity or for rape
Oh pray to your Gods and holy men
To be rid of Satan’s hollow gems
Pray to the monks and to the priests
To cleanse your soul of the darkly shadowed beast
But you waste your time
With no reason or rhyme
Yes … The holy book’s creed?
There is no devil, but the yearning seed.
Yearning -- Asha Carolyn Young