Circa 1976: To Matthew And Francis, 2

He has so much so trivial to tell---

and its source is candidly obvious:

reactions tawdry, trite, and tedious.

To credibility he might aspire,

but all his efforts toward that soundly fail;

gone, with his endless repetition, stale.

He never has to fear his words are fraught

with the least semblance of a civil thought;

he thinks his rants successful to debunk

flaws he presumes to judge self-righteously.

Look down upon him from Heaven's vast skies;

and pity his inchoate verbal violence

(he does not cultivate virtues of silence).
On Christ's Day, when that man is firmly put

before the Great Throne (as in Revelation),

having rejected Christ and His Salvation,

and long abandon to lost reprobation,

he will be sentenced to eternal Hell,

and tossed, headlong, into seething Lake Fire

where he will splash down with a loud KERPLUNK.

Meanwhile, enjoy Christ's stellar Paradise;

frolic through those pastel landscapes barefoot.




Author's Notes/Comments: 

The title refers to Matthew Shepard (1976-1998) and Francis LaPointe (1993-2013); young men brought to death through the cruelties of others.


Line 14:  Philippians 1:6

Line 15:  Revelation 20:11

Line 16:  1 Peter 2:6-8

Line 17:  Romans 1:28

Lines 18-19:  Revelation 20:14-15

Line 21:  Sirach 43:9-10

Line 22:  Exodus 3:5


View starward's Full Portfolio