Black Poetry : On Any Given Sunday

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  1. csojourner

    csojourner Member MEMBER

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    On Any Given Sunday
    A parishioner has just been sexually assaulted;
    Someone is wrestling with another unplanned pregnancy;
    The girl in the third pew has been made to share her father’s bed;
    Someone has gambled away the rent money, again;
    Someone is going to Church for the first time, in search of a message of hope—
    And they are not saved.

    On Any Given Sunday
    A parishioner is struggling with addiction;
    The choir director has just discovered he is HIV Positive;
    A 15-year-old acolyte is starving himself to death because he thinks he is fat;
    A young couple is keeping up appearances by taking separate cars to Church
    Even though they just spent the night together—
    And they are not saved.

    On Any Given Sunday
    A parishioner has just lost his job;
    The mother of the church has to choose between buying food and filling a
    prescription;
    A 17-year-old altar boy is off fighting an unholy war because his parents
    can’t afford to send him to college;
    And they are not saved.

    On Any Given Sunday
    An Elder’s wife is using make-up to conceal last night’s beatings;
    The junior choir soloist has chosen to give her classmates oral sex, rather than
    spend another semester in isolation;
    A Deacon is embezzling Church funds to support his pornography addiction;
    An usher is contemplating suicide;
    Someone is going to Church for the last time, still in search of a message of
    hope.
    And they are not saved.

    Yet On Any Given Sunday
    A pastor can be found pontificating on the “Wickedness of Same-Sex Marriage.”

    And still they:
    The parishioner
    The girl in the third pew
    The choir director
    The 15-year-old acolyte
    The young couple
    The mother of the church
    The 17-year-old altar boy
    The Elder’s wife
    The junior choir soloist
    The Deacon, and
    The usher—
    They are still not saved.

    Chad Goller-Sojourner
     
  2. abstract219

    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    I like it...I like it....i agree with some of the sentiments here....
    great visuals, great summations.....

    be lookin for more, poet.
     
  3. Sassysammy

    Sassysammy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don know if you are saved yourself but then again who is?
    I have given my life to Christ yes but I'm still a teen living " a teens life".
    Anyway we are all still brothers and sisters in Christ Poet it spoke 2 me!!
    Flow on!!
     
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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Things that make you go hmmmm...

    This had very vivid images and it invoke emotion. It was thought-provoking and made you do self examination. To make sure that you go to church for the right reason and that you could feel the heart of your neighbour. Thanks for making me think
     
  5. IfUComeSoftly

    IfUComeSoftly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    *smh*... i'm speechless. so true... thanks for blessing the spot... flow on brotha... reinforces the idea/ideal that church may just be a gathering spot, a fellowship hall... and either God lives in you or he doesn't or you're just trying to get to the point where he lives in you... anyhoo... loved it poet
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    awesome write this was on da spot right here ....flow head
     
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    nevar Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    love how you put it down poet flo on.:terrific:
     
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