SUNDAY MORNING GUILT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND

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    SUNDAY MORNING GUILT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND

    Sunday morning hanging

     by a thread,

    like some great black rock

     above my head.

     

    Nine o’clock overflowing pews,

      the ooze of the good book

    melting over you.

       From the pulpit

     comes the preacher man.

     

    Eyes ablaze, boney finger

      pointing your way,

    sending you to a early grave,

      his measured steps

    searching for someplace to rest.

     

    Fire and brimstone, smoldering touch,

     hotter that Hades in the small

          southern church.

     

    Those flames that I cannot feel,

        the flicker of the

       white hot embers,

        scorching my soul.

     

    His voice way past it’s range

    commanding in the name of;

          Peter and James,

    as a thousand Amen’s

         fill the room.

     

    Red robed screamers, busting at the

               seams ,start a

               lazy sway,

    Old rouged cross, wood and

    human flesh, pierced with nails

          then hung in that

               awful way.

     

    A life un-extinguished rises

       from the grave.

    Even the hot southern wind

    breaths the passion of this day.

             And the

    Black rock is rolled away.

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    MrGee commented on SUNDAY MORNING GUILT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND

    05-18-2010

    Absolutely WONDERFUL! The rhymn and rhythmn is outstanding and I especially am enamoured to the final stanza. a 10 also, you may find my latest post entitled "The Royal Visitor" an interesting read.

    Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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