Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Piety Crucified


Piety crucified itself
Duty impaled on a cross
Martyr to self devotion
Wan smile of
Simpering religiosity
It hung, postponing
Resurrection

Behind pallid smile
Glint of evil eye
Devotion cloaked
In hypocritical vestments
Souls’ investments
Banked for fragile ego
Condemned by fruit and serpents

When self grown strong
Sought to take piety down
It shrieked unholy profanities
And called on God to witness
Its tortured godliness
And phony piousness
But God was unimpressed

For God, having once been
Crucified
Is unimpressed by duplicates
And is perplexed by piety,
Tortured godliness, and
Fetishes for
Crucifixes.

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