white house money changers…

prayers have dried up
parched lips no longer whisper
words of praise to god
heretics now pour the wine
and eat humanity’s flesh

 

delay due to increased volume…

you’re
new here
aren’t you
so you’re
probably wondering
about
all these pieces
of
folded paper
strewn
all over
the chapel floor
thinking
this is
not
what i expected
when
i got assigned
to
such a prestigious unit
well
truth is
we’re
way behind
on our schedule
of
events
see
folks used to
help one another
oh
they had their disagreements
but
on the whole
more folks
worked together
resolving
various issues
than
now days
which really
helped
to decrease our workload
and
the number
of
requests made
but
since humankind
has changed
and
moved away
from godliness
we
angels
are having
a harder time
with
addressing
all
the prayers

 

for thine inheritance..

for thine inheritance

when time
has faded
from eyes
and
voices
whisper prayers
no more
hatred
and
fear
will fade
into
dried tears
tears
that mingle
with ashes
from
funeral pyres
pyres
lit
by the hand
of
god
for
in the end
only
one hand
will
remain

with the aim of compelling the surrender…

with the aim of compelling the surrender

small lesions
in faith
have begun
to
expand
the tissue
of routine existence
is beginning
to show symptoms
of
damage
dinner prayers
are
sometimes
not said
nightly devotions
are
rarely said
on bended knees
expressions
of thanks
to god
cannot
be heard
above the wails
of pain
as
shrapnel
pierces the flesh
it is
difficult
to believe
when
belief
is
under siege
by
mankind