Terence G. Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


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

Topic of this poem: Religion

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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.

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