Bit by Bit

Bit by Bit

A Poem by Pete
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Look not to legislatures and churches for your guidance, nor to any soulless incorporated bodies, but to inspirited or inspired ones. - Thoreau

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Image result for priest kneeling in church candles

Old Father Angelo shuffled his feet back and forth faithfully 'tween the rectory and the church.
Never leaving anyone in the lurch.
Always stopping to kneel and make the sign of the cross.
Acknowledging his rich, demanding boss.
Everyone always got a crystal clear view of shiny stained glass truth and healing communion.
A sort of holy union.
Making sure that the gospel was read and the candles were lit.
Saving lost souls ...
... bit by bit ...



© 2019 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
"Action from principle, the perception and the performance of right, changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was. It not only divides States and churches, it divides families; ay, it divides the individual, separating the diabolical in him from the divine." - Thoreau

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First let me say, sorry I have not read you lately. I've been sketchy at the cafe & I always miss reading your well-crafted intriguing pieces. This seems puzzling to me. One one hand, I can feel this as a sincere accolade to a faithful servant. But on the other hand, I myself am so jaded by stories of abuse within the church, I also wonder if your message is satirical. It could be read both ways. To me, that's the best kind of writing (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

4 Months Ago

no worries - i haven't been in the cafe as much myself as daily life has been demanding more time. .. read more



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First let me say, sorry I have not read you lately. I've been sketchy at the cafe & I always miss reading your well-crafted intriguing pieces. This seems puzzling to me. One one hand, I can feel this as a sincere accolade to a faithful servant. But on the other hand, I myself am so jaded by stories of abuse within the church, I also wonder if your message is satirical. It could be read both ways. To me, that's the best kind of writing (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

4 Months Ago

no worries - i haven't been in the cafe as much myself as daily life has been demanding more time. .. read more

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