Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Childish Things

The minister delivers his sermon;

"We must live righteously,

So that when we die

We shall be absorbed into the glorious goo that is God."

The next week, at the direction of the diocese,

The minister condemns the left-handed.

"The left-handed threaten what is right,

And if we do not stand for what is right

There shall be nothing left."

Some of the left-handed attend camps

Hoping to be made right-handed;

Others gather among themselves

Identified by a secret (left-handed) handshake.

The congregation throws rocks through their windows or prays for them,

Rolling on the floor.

This goes on for years.

Eventually they all die and are absorbed back into the welcoming warm goo that is God.

"She doesn't even have hands!" they exclaim, flabbergasted.

They all feel pretty dumb then.

But, stuffed within Her love like raisins in a roll,

They are too happy

To care.



rc_girl said...

Lovely Shay! :) As usual. I like it, it's thought provoking and isn't in your face, it's gentle and true.

Lil Bit said...

"glorious goo that is God." -- LOL, perfection.

AWESOME blog you have!
Thanks for your recent visit to mine. =)

Fireblossom said...

Thank you Tink! I don't think an in-your-face approach ever makes anyone think, it just gets their back up. Catch more bees with honey, right girl? *smiles*

Lil Bit, welcome to the Word Garden! I'll see if I can flag down Blagger for you, lol.

Wordcrafter said...

Blossoming in the fire of God:) I love this, wisdom and subtle wit too. God is smiling on you:)

Marty said...

For the past three years my son has insisted that God is a girl. Do you know how hard it is to argue with a six year old? In the end - I think he might win this one.

Fireblossom said...


Hey lady! Oh I like that, that gets my day off to a fine start! Thanks! :-)

Nichole said...

Your poetry is good. Your emails invaluable. Both always give me pause to actually see and feel the beauty of my life.


You may have helped me more than you know with just a really short note.


Fireblossom said...

That's what sisters do, sweety. If anything I said helped you, I'm really glad. You're a peach!