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PostSubject: "Guilt Money"   Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:25 pm

30 pieces of silver and 3 pieces tithed
aged moldy cheese filled with maggots
a Sardinian delicacy washes down real fine
laid upon an illegitimate checkered red & white cloth picnic blanket
silver tray, silver chalice overflowing with bread & wine
songs of praise sung in unison
while pearls linger among swine
a drone of monotonous lackluster repetitious prayers
intertwine...
signs of peace exchanged

Unclean dead's auto-inoculating, transmission of communicable influences
some cough, some wheeze, death rattles on knees
while just outside of transparent depictions of stained glass stations
rain falls under mourning dark skies
triumphantly exiting through church doors
bi-peds two feet at a time, self-righteous, self-assured, proud beasts' a-rearin'
like trained dancing circus bears
with ruffled elizabethan collars, rosy cheeks, tu-tus on, birthday hats too
trying to catch halos with pointed cones

Sun breaks through, rain abates
earthworms driven to the surface
begin to wither and writhe in final death throes
30 pieces of silver, 3 pieces tithed
an offering neither dead nor alive
buys more real estate, more wood, more nails, more mallets
to hammer out more painted images from white-washed pallets

Thirty pieces of silver
three pieces tithed
one rope
one size
fits all

But Lord...?
what if 40 are found?
what if 30?
what if 20?
what if ten?
and what of one?

Oh, what's the use?
The fire must rain down,
we're too far gone
so lovingkind,
to at least hear us out.

Spirit cannot be contained by man-made inanimate physical structures
Jesus contended with "religion"
free will and choices are a given
to arrive at a decision
choose between one of two Masters
one leads to salvation
the other...
a trance of disaster

Following after Christ Jesus
a race
His pace
by Grace
learning patience
nourished and gaining wait

religion runs much faster
but the finish line keeps moving
maintains distance...
30 miles, 3 minutes, always 1 step ahead

"3 nails + 1 cross = 4 given"

The enemy keeps pace
withholds the dangling carrot just beyond reach
only an expert liar
can make the same ole' rotted carrot
look different...
to each and every one of us

God is the same
yore
ere
anon

fished from a stream
lyrics by Grace
and this...
His inextinguishable song

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PostSubject: Re: "Guilt Money"   Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:23 am

Beautiful piece, I love the pace, the wit, and the passion. Snapping

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PostSubject: Re: "Guilt Money"   Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:47 am

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