Thought: It’s time for the sheep to get the flock away from the shepherd.

This picture has been all over social media…

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My thoughts:

Why, of course I can pray
that his burden goes away,
but, why ruin such a well scripted act.
For if in God he believes, then God it must be
who’ll grant relief to his poor aching back.

The issue, you see, lies in what he believes,
as he’ll insist it’s a spiritual fact,
that a preacher is cursed, by the burden of his church, to live with a hunched over back.

The answer, I believe, is quite simple you see;
teach your flock to stop tithing in cash.
Most pastors today, wish the plates just go away, as the weight puts a strain on their backs.

At the end of the mass, when they’re counting the cash and chasing coins that keep rolling away, into bags its all placed and then dragged to a space where no auditor is likely to stray.

It’s because of this weight, those heavy bags and that strain, that his back aches forever in pain.
Dragging bags of the money and bending over quite funny, is why a preacher still stoops to this day.

He needs to embrace, this new modern age,
using credit cards, checks and EZ-pay.
For the sheep of today, won’t even think to complain, when you ask for their accounts in God’s name.

No more plates, no more weight, no more dragging, no more strain, no more pictures of you, stooped over in pain.

Soon you’ll stand straight, before St. Peter’s  Pearly Gates and we’ll see if that money gets you in.
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…and then you take a left at the Constitution…

With a highly visible media push, we are seeing a plethora of “new ideas” gaining traction or at least, the illusion of such. They range from reparations, the elimination of the electoral college and how embracing socialism can, amazingly, be considered a virtuous act.

There is even talk of lowering the voting age to 16. The speaker of the house suggested that America’s youth should be allowed to engage in the process earlier, which patently sounds honorable. Latently, however, the motive is obvious; America’s youth tend to vote Democrat. How the speaker of the house presented this with a straight face…

100 years from now, we won’t even recognize the place. Whether it will be good or bad, depends on the way today’s children raise their children and so on. The future should be fine. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

A Puzzle’s Lament

A Puzzle dies a thousand times
if a single piece is lost.
For a thousand lives all reside
within a Puzzle’s box.

Can you even begin to imagine,
how a Puzzle must truly feel,
when a roll call is announced,
and one of its pieces, has failed to appear.

The Puzzle then stepped forward,
“A recount is hereby ordered,
For a lot people are gathering, and the box will soon be opened

The Puzzle then crossed its fingers
and the Picture, its two eyes.
Their fates now joined forever,
as all are counted, one last time.

See, the Picture just can’t hide,
a piece that has been lost.
So, unless it’s found quite quickly,
the Puzzle will just get tossed.

Cascade


On many a night, they’d hide from sight
and yield the carnal way.
Though passion begged silence,
their Conscience, defiant,
would caution them not to stray,
“Lust and desire, a sure path to Hell’s fire!”
but the words, unheard,
would always fade away.

With gluttonous thirst, in the abyss, live the cursed
adrift, they would anxiously wait,
through torturous days and sleepless nights,
‘til guilt’s strength would finally wane,
and from separate lives, they would then unite,
by quietly slipping away,
trading trust for lust, with more lies and such, they again, yield the carnal way.

But one who waits, the forever mate,
sensing danger looms nearby,
and unable to explain this emotional pain,
abandons faith,
opening once blinded eyes.
What one used to believe,
now, cannot be seen,
answers lost in shades of gray.
Confrontation is made,
As words evade, they fail in detail,
Caught, lost, amidst the lies.

In a guilt-filled rage, the mate’s Soul is now prey
and Trust is quickly consumed.
At the end of the day, a high price has been paid,
for their forever, is forever now doomed.

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