Michael P. Johnson

Veteran Poet - 1,691 Points (7th Nov.1943 / New Silksworth / Sunderland Co/Durham England)

A WORD TO PARASITES


A WORD TO PARASITES
Some spend themselves though never groan
Whilst Jesus' sheep they feed
They deem God's money not their own
Unlike some plagued with greed

Vampires peruse within God's house?
Devouring hoards of gold
Sucking blood like a canine louse
Whilst scriptures are unrolled

While sheep in faith stretch forth their hand
In gratitude and love
With offerings with tithes as planned
By He who reigns above

Yet parasites in pompous frock
Who bumper crops would reap
Intermingle with Heaven's flock
Fleecing The Father's sheep

They've earned they say because they teach
The gold and silver's theirs
Stealthily cool and like a leach
They'll plunder Heaven's wares

For building up a church supreme
For greed or personal fame
They'll eat the fat and drink the cream
Without a trace of shame

With fancy jets and lavish cars
With lucre massed in hand
Like rich Hollywood movie stars
They cruise most every land

Have these been saved or still deceived?
They thrive as common tare
Too blind to know The Lord God's grieved
Or even fail to care.....

Submitted: Friday, April 04, 2008
Edited: Saturday, February 16, 2013

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  • Bronze Star - 2,737 Points Terry Craddock (11/11/2014 5:23:00 PM)

    An incredibly well penned thought provoking poem, read with pleasure and grateful contemplation. Yes definitely a 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Greenwolfe 1962 (4/15/2008 4:25:00 PM)

    This poem is a ten and it goes on my favorites list.
    I'm also coming back for more. This poem is all I need
    to recognize one of the best on Poemhunter.

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