dont judge a book by its cover

Prayer of The Modern Day Pharisee

 

Sinners, Publicans – Pharisees, Scribes

Unto neither of these could I ever subscribe

 

For I read of both groups in the scriptures each day,

And both make me feel to exclaim when I pray,

 

“God, I thank thee, that I’m not as other men are,

Like those sinners and publicans - God keep me far

 

From their damnable words and their damnable deeds,

And more so than this – Oh God, keep me free

 

From those gosh awful Pharisees - they above all

Are the worst kind of folks who are destined to fall.

 

But rather God keep apart from these men

And I promise that things will go on as they’ve been

 

Fasting two times a week, paying tithes of my gain

Doing all that I do, but I need not explain

 

For Thou knowest all this, and the time has come when

I must wrap this prayer up, and close with amen”

 

No, I’ll never be like anyone from those tribes

Not like Sinners and Publicans, Pharisees, Scribes

 

For I’m nothing like they. No, my time is well spent

Me, a just soul who has no need to repent

 

…Jeff Bresee

 

Reference:

Luke 18: 10-14

Luke 15:7

 

Being Judged? Read On...

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Letters To All

Hey you, are you being judged? maybe someone is judging you by your looks, or your smarts, or even your love life. Whatever those people are judging you for, dont listen to them. its nonsense. they are the idiots, the nincompoops, the smartalecs. dont let them get to you. you might be different, but thats who you are. everyone has their owns flaws, their owns problems. Being smart is actually very awesome because you can become successful and get an amazing job! being different isnt bad. its actually the best thing ever. if we were all the same, we would never have any fun, life would be so, so wierd and awkward. so just go out and be different (as in yourself, not a strange weirdo. lol). you just might find that someone who is JUST LIKE YOU! ive found a few, my best friends are the weirdest people i know but i love them to death. my boyfriend is the weirdest guy i know Tongue Out haha so if you need a weird friend, HIT ME UP!!!! haha (: POWER TO THE WEIRDOS! Cool

Maybe

See that lady over there,
reading a magazine shiftily,
she looks shady,
maybe she is just some women with a husband and a baby.

But maybe she is secretly a spy,
doing sneaky dropoffs under ominous skies,
maybe she speaks to contacts
and tell them how in russia the fallen leaves are black,
maybe she could track
a man through forest so thick you could lose an army,
maybe she is smarmy, or sexy, ludicrously racy
she entices men, with a smouldering look,
then silently, carefully, assasinates them.
Or maybe she is just a lady with a husband and a baby.

What about that man, over there,
staring into space with the city suit
and the cheap black laptop case,
maybe he is in a race
to uncover the face of the man who chased him home,

maybe he always checks his phone
because he is an ex homie of the ghettos in the city,
maybe he was the head of a gangster army,
maybe he used to beat people up for money.
Maybe he is a businessman on his way back
after a hard day
maybe he is doing the same thing he has done everyday
but maybe he is on a mission of revenge
for a recently released criminal friend
who is in trouble again and that's why he looks spent.
Probably he is just a person from the city.
But maybe.
Just maybe.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Second of the train poems, i liked it. Looked at some people and made up some lines

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