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Chewing Gum Communion
by larry r linville
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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How embarrassing! I forgot I had gum in my mouth as I took the Lord's Supper. This poem explores my reactions and final actions.


 

 
The Lord’s Supper is not new to me
I’ve taken and served it many times.
The other day I did something dumb
and there were no good reasons or rhymes.
 
I was handed a piece of the bread
and dipped it in the chalice with prayer.
But soon I noticed a strange substance
in my mouth as I returned to my chair.
 
I had some chewing gum in my mouth
which soon was mixed with the piece of bread.
I couldn’t tell it to anyone
Because my face was a glowing red.
 
Sourdough bread tastes funny with wine.
Spearmint gum doesn’t match either one.
And this crazy new taste in my mouth
gave my mind and body a big stun.
 
With the body of Christ and that gum
blended in the strangest tasting wad
I knew I needed to do something
‘cause I couldn’t spit out the son of God..
 
I was persistent as I chewed and chewed.
The bread was finally ingested.
But I had some new theology
and some thoughts that must be digested.
 
It taught me that God will always be there
in all my sticky situations.
And if I keep doing what I should do
He will straighten out my relations.


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Reviewed by Marianna Arolin 5/7/2008
This is absolutely priceless. I have a feeling that God has a sense of humor. Blessings Marianna Jo Arolin
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/29/2008
This is the first time I heard this one...and from a former Minister yet, it will be not strange if a cop goes to communion with a piece of donut in his mouth! ! !

Georg
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/29/2008
taught me that God will always be there
in all my sticky situations,
If I keep doing what I should do

If only we all would keep doing, what we should do!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/29/2008
Oh my...very cute dear man...Hugssssss
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/29/2008
Fantastic metaphor Larry . . . Very, VERY good . . .
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 4/29/2008
A cute, friendly, humorous story that invited self-introspection--and continued faith. Nice write.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/29/2008
Larry,

And here you are, in the midst of embarrassment, writing poetry about it - self depreciating humor at its best! One with a lesson, too. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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