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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Holy Communion

Everywhere I look
I see the flock
lost in their prayers:

young and old
rich and poor
Jew and Gentile.

Each in holy communion
huddled around
their electronic beads,
their mutant rosaries.

Speaking in tongues
to unseen companions,

each believer
in holy solitude
connected
to something greater
than themselves.

In gratitude
they offer
the abstract sacrifice
of their time.

At last,
the world is of one accord.

Bridging the gap
between human loneliness
and cosmic emptiness
is this
God With a Hundred Names:

Verizon.
AT&T.
T-Mobile.
Sprint.

[Posted for http://dversepoets.com/2016/03/03/open-link-night-167/ ]

13 comments:

  1. Excellent, Mosk....just excellent! "Each believer in holy solitude" indeed! And, yes, the God with a Hundred Names!

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  2. ah, you almost had me there :D love it!!

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  3. The irony of it all ~ I think we are all lost in that techno mode of "prayer" ~

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  4. This is really sad, actually. Maybe we should be tanning instead, eh? The sun and her warmth are just around the corner.

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  5. Yep, that sounds about right.

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  6. Alas, too too true. Kanzensakura is Spencer

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  7. There are true believers that loneliness can be cured by being connected.. Maybe it is the new religion.

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  8. I thought you were going one way and in the end you pulled up and effectively surprised me!

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  9. I was a little offended as the rosary and prayer have helped me at different times of my life... but you ended it splendidly! Well done.

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  10. "Everywhere I look
    I see the flock
    lost in their prayers:"

    I feel that too - so often. Very well penned. Thanks for sharing with us on OLN. Have a good weekend.

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  11. I am surprised that my previous comment is not here - testing with a second comment.

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  12. well, yes, unfortunately ~

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  13. Ah but yes.. for a human species
    that is only evolved to connect
    to 150 to 200 sets of eYes..
    A solution for
    more to connect
    at least comfortably
    out of face.. is WeLL
    traveling noW.. a New
    hive oF
    connections..
    wHere truly
    ignorant and unfree
    can finAlly be introduced
    to REAL temptationS oF Free..
    i suppose it's worth the inconvenience
    of losing
    face to
    establish greater
    chances for World Peace..:)

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