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Your Church

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2011 by dc

Your words
Are like muesli
To the lips
Of shivering
Earthquake victims.

Your actions,
The pure faith
Of a tranquilised
Church organ player,
All passion
And trembling
Christ thoughts.

Your history
Is a myriad
Of slightly chipped
Gravestones
From an old story cemetery,
All dust yellow memoirs
And lickety-spilts.

Your church
Is a troubling place.

From the Yew Trees to the Pews

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2009 by dc

From the yew trees to the pews
You were built for gin and sing-song,
A dictionary censored,
A library of morals,

Your thinning hair
Is part of God’s plans,
A head filled with shortbread
And flowery patterns,

Fossils labelled as rocks,
Sandwiches without crusts,
Needlepoint praising the Lord’s work,
Consensual tutting.

This could all be sweet nothings,
But it makes you feel something
Like a hot cup of tea
Or a nice bedtime story,

A nice bedtime story,
A sweet church bell ringing,
A tear in the vicar’s eye,
A reason for being.

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