UNLIKE UNSHAVEN ALCOHOLIC PREACHERS

There is a certain sadness in a prideful God,

One who would damn us to fire filled hell

Just to fulfill the resplendence of his reign.

 

Unlike unshaven alcoholic preachers proselytizing,

Preaching with abandon on sidewalk soapboxes,

Clerics from raised pulpits in cathedrals of gold

Proffer salvation assurances for a pretty price.

 

From these self-satisfied mouths sprout extemporaneous

Cocksure screeches of sanctimonious platitudes,

Cliches which efface the spirit of the cosmos.

 

Wisdom is often found in the muteness of a moment,

Silence sometimes the only genuine answer

To the smugness of unquestioned belief.

 

Quietude sometimes speaks louder than discourse

The silence deafening beyond a thousand words.

 

While within the serenity of the night

God is transfigured under moonlit sky,

Thirty pieces of silver speaks for itself.

 

 

 

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eleven_eleven's picture

"Wisdom is often found in the

"Wisdom is often found in the muteness of a moment,

Silence sometimes the only genuine answer

To the smugness of unquestioned belief."


phenomenal 

Stephen's picture

Thank you.

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georgeschaefer's picture

love the second stanza.  I've

love the second stanza.  I've had people call me an unshaven alcoholic preacher--and I am an ordained minister in the Church of the Latter Day Dude.  great poem

Stephen's picture

Thank you for the compliment.

Stephen