Monday, October 22, 2007

Religion

Religion, as a word in Scrabble,
has very little value at all.
In the overall schemes of two-legged beasts,
its worth is incalculable in dollars and cents.
In the bony shadows of widows, and protruding
bellies of orphans stuffed from breasts of air,
its purity is proven when the lest of these are fed.

13 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Wow! How true. What a message Pat.
'protruding
bellies of orphans stuffed from breasts of air,' - what a descriptively sad line.

polona said...

i agree with janice. great stuff - definitely a WOW!

Richard Mark Kay said...

Amen!

Masago said...

Another truth expressed from creative genius..

Bill said...

low mass . . .
the old priest believes more
than he remembers

floots said...

religion to me is like the little girl in the stort -

when it is good it is very very good but when it is bad it is horrid

must echo janice re the power of that haunting image
great write pat

sage said...

how true, can I save this one?

Russell Ragsdale said...

Powerful images in the last few lines - great stuff!

Don Iannone said...

Good one poem, Pat. I must side with the famous philosopher WC Fields on this matter: ""...more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol."

Pris said...

I like this , Pat. Sorry I've not commmented in so long. Have a cold. I'll be back at it soon!

dsnake1 said...

powerful stuff, pat.

Carol said...

Very good
and very Biblical, too.

janetleigh said...

Wow. I love the somber spiritual message at the end. I've been unwittingly admonished. Thanks. I needed that. Truth.