Religiosity

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All knowing in your Faith,

What do you really know?

My wounds run deep –

What’s that? Believe and be made whole…

 

Judge the sin, not the sinner

the Proclamation of the Saints

Where should I begin –

I know this deal is fake

 

I’ve seen it too many times

Judgment harsh and furious,

Talkers with loose tongues –

Do you even know you’re devious?

 

What sin of mine should shine

before the list that is your own

Hypocrite – smile at my face, then

Release your pretty stone

 

Into my head it sinks

blood pooling where I fall

He who heals the sick

will someday come to call

 

Will you present Him with a crown

of  jewels you earned on Earth;

Will it be of gold and gems

or crumble from its worth?

 

Cast your judgment on me,

one I used to call ‘friend’

I’ll not play your game

but if I did – I’d surely win

 

29 responses »

  1. So good, Sheila! I love this verse:

    “What sin of mine should shine

    before the list that is your own

    Hypocrite – smile at my face, then

    Release your pretty stone”

    Nice!

  2. In the way that austin powers might….. yeah baby. These vignettes, what are they?
    Are so good, you’re working with a tight rhyme scheme and essentially this is a rant but wow, as three million others will point out their favourite parts, the phrasing is memorable, inventive, and just so solid in a memorable way. You were working with a tight rhyme/meter scheme, but the way you broke that up and punctuated each partition, making it stand alone. I was thrilled to read this from you. 🙂

      • If someone is kind enough to show an interest in my work I want to return that and show an interest in there’s, we are just working a lot of hours right now.

        But the content of the comment was not based on reciprocation, it’s got a lot of wonderful things going for it, your poem. 🙂

    • Thanks for dropping in and for reading…if we’re honest with ourselves we’re probably all hypocrites at some point but I can point my finger at myself as well as anyone… 🙂

  3. Shiela, the world is full of the hypocrites and your poetry positively gets the point across. Another very worthy poem. Perfectly written. *hugs*

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