Quiet Poetry Lounge : “Going To Hell From The Pews”

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  1. asimplepoet

    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    “Going To Hell From The Pews”
    Ought to be today’s hot breaking news
    For more then a few in the pew are acting like sinners do
    Acting like the Almighty never saved more than a few

    First there’s the holier than thou saint
    Acting like they were never ever an “ain’t”
    Holding their noses all high up in the air
    Forgetting they ever used to be right there
    That place were doing right is still a battle
    Where thing come to make you faith rattle
    Where falling short and getting up again seem to be routine
    Yet they were right there before they became so pure & pristine
    If truth be told they have to admit they still falter on some things
    For to each and every one of us some temptation shall cling

    Next sitting out in the pews is the “I Just Got Be Me” saint
    Who covers themselves in the hues of “Let’s Be Real” paint
    They loudly proclaim “God knows they’re trying for sure”
    And they say “Who can really be a completely new creature”
    Forgetting that the real deal is He died for the sins of the world
    And it’s possible for all to be a saved and sanctified boy or girl
    Furthermore just being their same ole’ self or keeping it too real
    Might just send their real self straight to the real place called hell
    Why won’t they let the old man die and give space for the new man to rise
    So they’ll be able to stand for something without a need for compromise

    Lastly out in the pews is the outright hypocritical saint
    Telling everyone that its time is to get right but they ain’t
    Living a double life, one of salvation, and one of pure sin
    Living the devils life all through the week till the weekend
    But when Sunday comes their life is a totally different story
    For then they are all about giving the Almighty some glory
    But what is done in the dark will eventually come to light
    And we will see the “Saints gone wild video” every night
    For no one man can serve two separate masters successfully
    Cause one will sooner or later take over control completely

    If in these lines you found yourself in any way
    I encourage you to take heed and get right today
    But don’t you dare think I sit in judgment of you
    For this humble author found myself in the pew too
     
  2. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Boy oh boy, I remember once living in the pews myself...but hey, ...I was holy yall :insane: halfway through my insanity, I bowed out :read:
    feeling your piece poet!
     
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    somehow this fit like hand n' glove
    so many cross and pass through da mud
    i know so many that holds the key card to this scripture.

    speak on tell the story truth......
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The cast of characters are familiar, and you painted a vivid picture of those who aren't really fooling anyone except themselves.
     
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    sarcasm4eva Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    speak on it. do we really need to go to church to prove that we believe in our own personal god?? to me church is a big show.
     
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    Preach...
    ahhh but there's coming a day when Religion gets cast down for true spirituality...that is relationship with God...not in the moments of cruelty and ugliness like the Church is accustomed to. Great write.
     
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    PREACH!!!!!
    Please!

    Once in the Pew
    one not new to you
    Insecure unknown, and mistaught

    Now I continuously work
    work to keep right
    Stay true, Stay cool, Attain Mind

    Mine is the Heart in jepoardy
    my soul is the One needs Safe
    Only available to save
    The danger must be minimal for you...before you take someone else into you
    Flow on Sis
     
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