i believe

i believe

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


i believe

 

 

 

write for the masses,

the "Dominus Vobiscum" poet

preaching with ferocity

 

words from his parchment pulpit

spewn in artful dodging

Praise the Lord with syllables bathed in sin

 

was Adam the original poet?

did he write his Paradise thoughts on fig leaves

or just cover his themes with them?

 

what if Eve wore Jeans after being thrown out

would we assume her to be un-lady-like?

Adam in his flannel shirt still feeling cold and forsaken

 

write for the masses

"Et cum spiritu tuo,"

here are my poems

toss that listless missal 

take my anthology,

The Beats are the new Gods...

 

write for the masses

Church is a classroom in 1970

 

the year i was

                       born again.

 

 

erin-cilberto

12/1/19

© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto


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I like the idea of Adam as the original poet. Perhaps, many Adams feel cold and forsaken in their flannel shirts, nowadays. Indeed, religion or poetry are worthwhile only if related to by the masses.

Posted 2 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Days Ago

i appreciate you, DIVYA...thanks for your words, here.
j.
days speak and years teach we just might figure ihings out and believe we can do it our way ..like the line write for. the masses and y eah I can just see Eve wearing those jeans.....

nice work Jacob




Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Days Ago

thank you, Fran ...appreciate your words,
j.
Unfortunately, all of us that are saved, even those that write for His glory, are still sinners. Thankfully, we are covered by the blood of Jesus, which takes care of all of our sins. We have the perfect defense team. We are acquitted. No thing can come against it. God refuses to leave me out of his mercy and love, even though I would understand if he did. I am flighty, impetuous, and sometimes really clueless. Thank God for his perfect love. Great poem.

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Days Ago

thank you for your words, light and ashes,
j.
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light and ashes

2 Days Ago

You're welcome ♥️
You made a missile out of your epistle and those beats from the streets shall inherit the seats for we have no greed nor hidden chains. Just a love for humanity and what we that can be:) Scrawl on brother Jacob!:) I believe too

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

thank you for your supportive comments, bunny,
j.
really interesting piece Jacob
the changing of the old guard;
the abandonment of clericalism, legalism;
liturgical reform
and all paralleled by the art of writing
"write for the masses"
a play on words perhaps
with new meaning derived
post reform
for the people by the people
however diverse and imperfect
a law of love, a single statute
a language for the masses
built up from the underground
"the Beats are the new Gods"
love the image of Eve in jeans and Adam in flannel
hope i'm not totally off base
reminded me of parts of Ginsberg's Howl
this line in particular:
"the absolute heart of the poem of life butchered out of their own bodies good to eat a thousand years"
good write

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

spot on...and yes, play on words intended...thank you for your insightful response to this mess, Sao.. read more
dear Jacob... in one of my adult Sunday School Classes... the Teacher asked if anyone knew what a Cherub looked like... there was a long silence and I raised my hand, and said,
“ I would imagine .. exactly like you”— as he
did look exactly like a Cherub .. kinda chubby with rosy cheeks. Being “born again” is following the Golden Rule— do unto others as you would have them do unto you. as ever, Pat

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

yes...all the preaching in the world can't take the place of actions...and being kind to others...th.. read more
Nothing is sacred sayeth he who changes direction. Your words play games with what led the way but, you grew up, you searched for how, where, what and why.. Then, ended by drawing your own conclusions as modernity remoulded the ever considered. Nowt wrong in that, to each his or her own.. Original sin is never contemplating truth.. perhaps?

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

i like that idea in your question...something to ponder...
thank you for your insights, em.read more
emmajoy

3 Days Ago

Whether politics, religion. love or LIFE start to finish... thinking, discussing, debating, is VITAL.. read more
Ah . . . the year you lost your faith!? I believe poetry was born with man . . . created in the image of the Word. So yes . . . Adam had plenty to write about and we are not finished yet! Man is more than jeans and flannel shirts . . . but we sure do feel comfortable in them!!! "And with your spirit too!" Our spirits just want the truth (at least we say). But are we really willing to listen???!!! Nice work! Gives one something to think about.
T

Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for responding to this one, T.....had thought maybe this was a missed shot altogether...read more
kentuck14

3 Days Ago

no way my friend.

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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