Terence G. Craddock

(Westport New Zealand)

God Needs No Houses


converts are gathered
stage crowd whipped
into states of religious

frenzy with feed fed regular
daily indoctrination meetings
new converts will be ready

to hand over gold
valuables precious savings
life savings houses

to esteemed cult leaders
remarkably converts
do not perceive God

does not need gold
silver gems new temples
churches mosques

God needs nothing
God needs no house
and yet God

under various names
owns millions of houses
prestige luxury houses

esteemed leaders
at pinnacle need
glorious edifications

to prove worshippers
are worthy of their God
while destitute homeless

who need shelter receive no homes?

Submitted: Sunday, June 22, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Written in June 2014 on the 18.6.2014.
Original version of the split images 'Whipping Up Religious Fervour Fever', 'To House Esteemed Cult Leaders', 'God Wants Us To Feed His Poor', 'Do Religious Leaders Need Glorious Temples? ', 'Esteemed Cult Leaders Need' and 'God Needs No Gold' by Terence George Craddock.

Comments about this poem (God Needs No Houses by Terence G. Craddock )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Scott

The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae,
And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day;
Then gather, gather, gather Grigalach!
Gather, gather, gather Grigalach!

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]