Religious Calling

Armed with righteous conformitythe zealots rang my bell Came calling on a cleaning day, in that remote country hell Spotted me before I did themmy attention on wringing the mop No choice but to answerand before I could ask them to stop Carefully scripted narrativetumbled from pious lips Bemused, I noted neither blinkas I, stark […]

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Duplicity

Evil dons a political mask, puppetry performed with carefully construed phrases, public favour swayed… and as a final ruse deploys duplicitous vestments declaring divinity onboard. (For Willow Poetry’s What Do You See? challenge: image as prompt.)

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Disconnect

Narrow passages, spiritual spires set bar – minded not teachings, constraint of hypocrisy oppressed connection to God. (Written in response to Willow Poetry’s “What Do You See?” challenge, with the promptings of Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: narrow/ minded.)

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Sacrilege

How to separate oneself from church, from religion – the indoctrination, like skin so firmly attached…yet… there is testimony, and doubt stirring, encircling – stories of violations, and a niggling disquiet… a memory…no…wait – surely it is only the sway of this modern outcry, the power of suggestion influencing mind… (Abuse perpetrated in the name […]

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