Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Deacon

(A Poem - winning entry to a Goodreads' group weekly poetry contest)

The week's topic was "Altar Ego".  No, it wasn't a typo error. It's a play on words and it is up to the participants how to interpret and render it in a poem.  Here's what I have come up with and it won! :)

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Here goes...

The Deacon

A sworn servant of the Lord
Praising and serving in God’s name
Reading, preaching His word
An inculpable man with no blame

He goes to church every Sunday
With his lovely wife and children
As a family, they solemnly pray
Though they fight very often

He helps the poor, the hungry
The imprisoned and the sick
But in another reality
A self-righteous arrogant prick

Living another life
In some faraway place
Where he keeps another “wife”
Who believes in his promise of white lace

03 September 2012
 by: SheBlogger (a.k.a. Lady Olivine)

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