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by Marvin Kinnison © 1982

A man is what he is.
And nothing more than this.
He is not what he can become,
nor what you think he is.

For in his heart he cannot hide
from what he really is.
Though with his tongue he can declare
that what he's not, he is.

We cannot know another man
for what he really is.
Unless it is revealed to us
by God, who is what is.

We only know another man
by what he says he is.
And we all know that what we say,
do not reveal what is.

For language was confounded once.
And even now it is.
And language is man's only means
of knowing who he is.

To know a man completely,
to know just what he is.
He must speak to you of Christ, our Lord.
And know who Jesus is.

For when he speaks in such a way,
he speaks the tongue that is.
For in Christ Jesus we are one.
And speak of truth, which is.

But in the world, in the flesh...
BABYLON, it is.
We babble on and BABYLON
and babble on and on.

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