• [CHRISTIA] new poetry: "Pop the Words"

    From Mark@1:396/4 to Practical Christian Life on Sun Jun 14 12:57:45 2020
    From: lamppoet@CENTURYTEL.NET (Mark)

    Some know the language without losing a beat.

    "Pop the Words"

    ("How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not
    seek the glory that comes from the only God?" John 5:44)

    You pop the right words, "God gave me",
    and "Christ told me", and "I'm led to",

    But why I cannot find you when
    the poor need another week of bread,

    Why you are not running
    to open the bus doors for the
    children who smell just like you did
    when you were a child that smelled;
    did you stay home to avoid another buffet line?

    You've changed your words, but still shoot daggers
    at the same people as before. Now you quote Scripture
    to prove how right your intolerance has become.

    Come now, sing the tune, the words, the Spirit,
    the same as we have sung for centuries on end. Why?
    Do you?

    You set your timer to go off at exactly the moment
    you notice
    no one notices
    your commitment; your words last only
    as long
    as they are easy to speak. Hard to keep and
    the alarm rings

    And the Pastor is preaching suspect passages,
    the doctors are only practicing, not healing,
    the teachers don't know their curriculum
    and the banjo player gets his fingers stuck in
    the strings.

    Or so it seems to hear your report.

    You met Jesus, and all he did was give you a new vocabulary
    to tear up and shred every decent person who ever tried

    To help you a decent person. And "Christ", as you call Him,
    is not Christ at all if You have forgotten the blessing of doing
    what nobody ever notices.


    mark p.


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