A double loss.
As a child, I believed in
The tooth fairy,
The Godchild in the manger,
The Easter Bunny.
We were Catholics then
Attending Sunday mass
and sinning again
The next week
To be forgiven again
and always dropping money
In the collection box
At Church to support
A wealthy religion with a billion members,
The largest landowner on earth.
At twelve, my mother
shattered my American innocence
By becoming a Jehovah Witness
and the celebrations ceased.
I think I understand why
and Thomas Payne
Believed in God
but not religions.
Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine
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|Reviewed by Bennett Kremen
|Yes, our vises and virtues reside in us and not in the machination of powerful churchs and their very well fed leaders.|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Amen to that, Lloyd! I completely agree. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Carin Spirit
|This is exactly what I'm saying. Thank you.
|Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
|There is most likely need for all of them, to accomodate all our human needs, but I draw the line, when power structures, such as organized religions, abuse their power when entering into political arenas, or pseudo type shams, that demean the very belief they are supposed to uphold. As Juliet said, well written. Jasmin Horst|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Reviewed by Juliet Waldron
|Yes, and it needs to be said over and over again! There is divinity, but The Divine is not to be found inside any organizational structure. I love the way this winds rhythmically up and then steps down--rap-rap-rap--making points all the way.|