Black Poetry : Altar Buoyed

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  1. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Forgive me father for I have sinned.

    It took me a while to come forward
    with this confession.
    But lately in visions of the night
    I am haunted by the specter
    of little hobgoblin men gnawing my heels.

    My screams are drenched in fear.

    I hoped to escape into wakefulness,
    but the fear grips me even there.

    You see-
    I have fantasies of you, the Bishop and I
    in a fetish like brawl.
    I am not of the Gommorish persuasion,
    but I think this all started
    when you kissed
    the Eucharist last communion.

    There was something about the way
    your lips formed, and the way
    in which the Bishop
    twitched when you kissed the Eucharist.

    I have never reacted to anyone this way before.
    Bit what I felt at that moment was so strong I had
    to empty my instrument,
    which I'm usually familiar with
    but which seemed to take on a life
    all its own that day.
    I even lost my hold on the way out--
    my socks got wet..

    I am sorry father, but I had to
    tell someone.

    But its the Bishop who scares
    me most. In one vision he
    was laying on the altar with a
    crucifix draped across his naked torso.

    Then he commanded me to touch it--

    You were there.
    I was scared, but he threatened me with excommunication
    if I didn't, so I did.
    It was cold, flaccid, pale-
    gross!

    Then you kissed it.

    Just like you kissed the Eucharist at communion;
    Lips pouting red, wet at both ends,
    fleshy-poised, as if in endless
    cut and paste mode;
    The Bishop twitched again,
    as if in convulsions—
    Then I saw them: the hobgoblins,
    dancing in his eyes.

    I sat bolt upright!
    You stared at me,
    whilst doing the benediction-
    Is it the end?
     
  2. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    first, it is my interpretation that your Bishop is not the Bishop we know...but the Bishop of a church. with that said, though i'm not one to relate such pieces to the church, the power of this piece is evident...the poetry of it is fascinating. given the turmoil within the catholic community, however, many might claim you insensitive to events of today. nonetheless, the piece speaks for itself.

    THANKS for sharing.
     
  3. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    yeah it's sick when you hide behind GOD to do the abominable

    feeling the underline message in your brother

    peace JAH


    DSS
     
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