Professor Poetry Hound

Merlin - Poem by Professor Poetry Hound

Do you think I could give my prayers a little extra boost
by donning a wizard’s robe and waving a magic wand
around while I’m praying? I figure it can’t hurt. Maybe
there’ll be a puff of smoke and my prayers will be

By the way, I think the reason Jesus doesn’t perform
magic trick miracles anymore is that guys like Harry
Houdini and generations of professional magicians have
made his miracles seem rather tame. How is he going to
compete with guys who can escape from handcuffs in a
box under water or catch flying bullets in their teeth?

He really needs to chuck that walking-on-water act and
come up with a new routine. He could test it out on the
kiddie birthday circuit, then graduate to corporate gigs,
and then one day he might headline in a Las Vegas
showroom. Then he’d have a huge audience and he
could tell them that they’re all sinners but that he’ll
expunge their records if they fall in love with him.

But he’ll need to have a lot of razzle-dazzle in his act
while he’s proselytizing. If he just does some card
tricks or makes a coin disappear in his hand, I think a
lot of people will find him kind of dull.

Comments about Merlin by Professor Poetry Hound

  • (5/11/2006 7:59:00 AM)

    Nice 'prose', PoHo. I enjoyed this one. What about the clown the other day who tried to break the world record for holding his breath under water (9 minutes): he made it to seven and had to be rescued and now has liver damage. Yeah, real smart. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/11/2006 6:28:00 AM)

    Sorry but I think CGI's knackered any chance he had of a comeback! They can make Tom Cruise look convincing in War of the worlds but.....
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  • (5/11/2006 6:09:00 AM)

    Nice work PH, In my gospel according to Saint Bob...The impossible is hard, miracles just take a little more effort and razzle dazzle of course! I thoroughly enjoyed this poem. Grinning, Enjoying her favourite Pie in Poetic Sky,10 helpings from Tai (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 11, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 11, 2006

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