Poetry Corner: “Reflections on the evangelical convention”

Reflections on the Evangelical Convention

The identical airwaves
not even blushingly
ineptly bilingually
majestically Christinacally present
36,000 starving Ethiopians
beg sickly bibles hidden
struggling with
the desire to brandish
the political arena presents
chinless wonders
cheered on by fat funeral supplier salesmen
with mistresses in mink
ex-wife’s in trailer camps
all guzzling pilsner
dancing to the wrong WASPy beat
and bare breasted skeletons sway
emaciated and ready to collapse
without the $9.99 diet drink
the sun gleams off the bones
white as miracle toothpaste
here in our own tropical destitution
the cat ravaged pigeon
limps at 30 below
the cancer nibbled janitor
tosses in his urine soaked bed
the woman twitches uncontrollably
people attempting not to gawk
and the bible failed on them
so export it
and you tell me it is time to be an optimist
at least the cockroaches agree
with a grin
you don’t even require a microscope
to view


Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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