ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

One Answer - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

The empty churches of today.
What do they truly signify?
that people choose to stay away
because the churches can’t supply.

The leadership that people need.
It seems that they have lost their way.
Not one is willing to concede
that theirs is not the only way.

Hypocrisy and bigotry
It seems have won the upper hand.
Humility and chastity
dismissed completely out of hand.

The priest competing eagerly
to rise up in their hierarchy.
Amongst themselves they can’t agree
a state of total anarchy.

New sects spring up on every side
as people grow dissatisfied.
When what they’re taught does not ring true.
They know precisely what to do.

They make their choice and stay away
and by this action they convey.
That things are not as they should be
and that is why pews stay empty.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 10, 2008

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