James B. Earley

Gold Star - 6,884 Points (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

One God-Awful Mess - Poem by James B. Earley

Multitudinous Religions
….One God-awful mess
Heaven’s earthly exam…
Simply failing God’s test

If I choose intolerance
Blaming it all on my faith
If I claim....hearing voices
Channeling thoughts God saith

Would you see the imposter
The hypocrite the fraud
The masquerading bigot
…..Reflectively…awed

‘Tis that mirrored conundrum
Fundamentalism embrace
…..Religion….appears suspect
So goes….the human race

For Mankind’s…..Religions
….One God-awful mess
Heaven’s earthly....exam…
Radically failing...God’s test


Author's Note:
“Hindus, in their capacity for love, are indeed hairless Christians, just as Muslims, in the way they see God in everything, are bearded Hindus, and Christians, in their devotion to God, are hat wearing Muslims.”
― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Topic(s) of this poem: religion


Comments about One God-Awful Mess by James B. Earley

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/6/2015 8:20:00 PM)


    Truly, the religions have made an awful mess (Report) Reply

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  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/6/2015 12:17:00 PM)


    This one I like. Nice Cadence to the poem. I also like the us of the...
    Thanks for sharing.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 6, 2015


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