gershon hepner

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Tenth Commandment - Poem by gershon hepner

Secular literature is a war
that’s fought against clichés.
Biblical literature, stories and law,
is mainly yeas and nays
proposed to the characters by a divine
protagonist, Yahweh the Lord,
who gave ten commandments of which the first nine
should not by good men be ignored,
though the tenth, which forbids us to covet the wife
and the house and the ox and the asses
of neighbors and tells us to get our own life
is a cliché on which no one passes.

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  • (2/6/2007 11:00:00 AM)

    The 11th was, 'Thou shalt not make me laugh! '
    You've just broken it!

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  • (2/6/2007 10:50:00 AM)

    moses would have found this too intellectual. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 8, 2011

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