i ain’t no preacher…

i ain't no preacher

now
i ain’t what
folks
would call
religious anymore
some things
always struck me
as
phony baloney
that
tv evangelist
laying on hands
screaming
healed
healed
then
some paid
participant
in the tv drama
suddenly
rising
from the wheelchair
then
exiting
stage right
a performance
worthy
of
the political arena
and although
when you
laid hands
on
me
there weren’t
no bones
healed
the power
of
your love
surely
healed
a troubled
soul

 

free wine from false prophets…

Chalice1

flagrant lies and crimes
are summarily dismissed
by hate’s disciples
charlatans face no judgment
shielded by a nation’s myths
the key’s self interest
feed disciples their fears and
they willingly drink
whatever poisonous brew’s
placed in their chalice of self

2023 house of representatives’ agenda…

2023 house agenda

now
be advised
that
it takes a lot
of
time
to do nothing
well
nothing but
obstruct others
from
doing
what’s right
lord knows
being so divisive
creating
national hostility
between
lifelong friends
and
neighbors
is going to be
quite time consuming
that’s why
i’ll
never have time
to
do my job
oh
i know there
are
a few folks
out there
hoping that my
all-consuming fund raising
and
hell-raising behaviors
should be stopped
and
i should turn
my attention
to
national and international
issues
that directly
affect the lives
of
my constituents
and
i would
seriously
consider
those alternative positive actions
but
i just won’t
have
time

 

 

glad-hand man…

glad-hand man

comes well equipped
a clarabell clown smile
painted on a gq face
spontaneous loud laughter
though inappropriate 
is
a programmable feature
and can be transitioned
into a whiny
faux concerned tone
with a series of
empty platitudes expressed
once laughter fails
as
a manipulative
joints are
fully articulated
and coordinated with
contrived smiles
laughter can also be
initiated by pushing
societal buttons
equal rights
patriotism
or
anything labeled
contrary to internal
prejudgment apps
a-greeting app
includes two modes
bra detection embrace
with gentle back rub
or
macho handshake with smile
grip strength is equivalent to
burping a baby’s bottom
please note
several models
are available
in various colors
but rest assured
they have the same
internal components

 

 

a tarnished holy grail…

the chalice
had
sharp broken edges
on
its rim
with
stains
of
blood
along
it’s stem
a
shylock merchant
said
it was safe
to
drink from
and
that the nectar
at
the bottom
was
an elixir
surely
used
by
midas
tho
the pungent
smell
of
death
permeated
the air
around
it
the odorous decay
of
souls
but
greed’s disciples
grasped
the chalice
and
drank
hoping
to
taste
the elixir
and
possess
their golden dreams
but
the chalice
only
contained
the
blood
of
fools

 

the book of dying 3:10…

not human joy dark deep joy
watching pain grow as greed kills
apostles of light now death’s angels
doing death’s bidding volunteers of darkness

 

the book of dying 3:2…

history of men death’s dark angels
wingless night creature messengers of evil
life’s slave traders gold for souls
believers in prayer fee for redemption