let the games begin…

copyright 2012 cwmartin

her body
is not
a temple
nor
worshipped
by those
who stroll
by her
on the street
disregarding
her presence
as they
divert their eyes
to some
city funded
sculpture
of the madonna
while trading
clever quips
of the olympic games
but
out here
the sport
is
survival
gaining access
to the souls
of others
shaming them
into acknowledgment
that
life
is not
fair
and
there are
those
who long
for
just
a warm meal
and
a safe bed
away from
urine filled
doorways
a prize
greater than
a gold
medal

arson investigation…

the fire
danger rating
was
low
for this
pristine temple
graced
with angelic beauty
so
suspicion
of arson
was on
everyone’s mind
especially
when an accelerant
was found
the witnesses
conveyed
possible motives
for arson
but
law enforcement
officials
noted
procedures
must be
followed
regardless
of
the possible lost
or
tampering
with
evidence
this is
brazilian
policy
for investigating
a man-made blaze
of a temple
called
woman
built
by
god

pharisees of kansas…

holding high their golden calf
they stand outside death’s gates
as if wishing to enter hell today
instead of at their appointed time
these pharisees like maggots
invade the souls of the bereaving
mocking them like centurions of rome
casting lots for the garments of all true disciples
the chief priest and his elders
asked not for him to come down from the cross
but that others be crucified with him
wanting to nail every hand but theirs
on a cross for failing to join in
as they offer a sponge of vinegar
to the those left outside the sepulcher
they relish these moments
like a drunken whore at an orgy
yet like all false prophets
they dress in the royal robes of sanctity
these pharisees with their lawyers
going to every corner of the globe
offering false witness as was predicted
of these satanic soldiers of barabbas
stooping to remove the coins from the eyes of the dead
to fashion a new idol for the beast they worship
offering up prayers to the nine pilates
in the common hall for thirty pieces of silver
but when the veil of the temple
is rent for the final time
there will be
hell
to pay