Charl JF Cilliers

Gold Star - 5,763 Points (25 January 1941 / Cape Town, South Africa)

Not That Ole-Time Religion - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

there is, round
here
the stench of lapsed
faith now
god

is not in
the building,
but the Church still
stands

everywhere
the gospels gather
dust

while the door
stands open,
for a miracle

for a breath
of feeling without
dogma’s collar on

outside
where crowds are
milling about

an official sign
in disrepair
hangs,
crookedly, not pointing
anywhere

Topic(s) of this poem: social comment

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Not That Ole-Time Religion by Charl JF Cilliers

  • Simone Inez Harriman (10/27/2015 5:32:00 AM)


    I really liked this poem Charl. From the first line to the last. Awesome! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015



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