Monday, July 9, 2012

True Religion

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
James 1:27

Widows and orphans are surrogates
For all the distressed
And vulnerable inhabiting the earth.
The privileged classes
Despise the masses.

But not so among you:
The least of these yearn for lobbyists
Who vote alternatively
With their dollars.

Hollers for those who pick our lettuce
Over those strategizing to net us
With advertising and trivial distractions.

Reactions to these seductions
Ought not be reductions in anger and sadness.

Madness is what we call
Growth and foreign investment and
Profitic enhancement for stock holders.

Molders of a whole new World
Scoff at self-interest while
Humanity is down-sized and out-sourced
To lowest-bidders.

Financial analysts give me the jitters
While their baby-sitters fear deportation.
Constipation of justice will be relieved
With nonviolent laxatives of dignity and discipline.
Let it flow.

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