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the saint of the pyre
by Fr. Kurt Messick

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An original poem

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the saint of the pyre
   smiled at me
      for he knew
i would believe
in him
in his truth
       in truth alone
which persists and dogmas
              of priests
had managed to hide
                   in foreign languages

i stumbled across the truth
      one day
               in a vacant corner
in my mind
    and the light
    inside
    has never stopped
not even as flames
      engulf me
          as i smile
             at you




An excerpt from A Chorus of Voices
by Kurt Messick
Dry Bones Press, February 2003



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Reviewed by Candida Eittreim

Well done! I've added this one to my library Father.

Candida
Reviewed by Birdie Houston
Interesting write great job
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most exellently written!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
profound and provocative...well done!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Oh, this is a thought provoking, powerful poem! It sent my mind in many directions. Funeral pyre, fire, consecration, consummation, change, reformation, realization!! I'll be pondering this one for quiet a while ....and enjoying this mental journey!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
i like this padre
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery
I'm smiling back.
Truth does find its way to our hearts, if we simply let it in. Nice write.
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