by John Yeo
The call is as strong as ever,
The urge to travel together.
A wave of people, moving
To follow traditions of old.
Thousands join as we travel
Nearer to our goal.
A mass of pilgrims follow the path
To the holy shrine of God.
The self-styled sinner for forgiveness.
Sick people travel with hope
Some travel to follow a dream
To visit the holy shrine.
Exploitation and sins are committed
Many thieves follow the band
Joining the flock as they follow
The pilgrimage to the shrine.
The holy men in colourful costume
Seek to convert with mystique
Stirring the holy imagination
Preying on the fears of the weak.
The goal is reached at the holy shrine,
Miracles are seen to be done
Sick are cured, sinners forgiven
Happiness achieved by some.
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