Friday, 14 April 2017

poetry 2017 / 060

For today’s prompt, pick a popular saying and make that the title of your poem; then, write your poem. Some possible titles might include: “Blood Is Thicker Than Water,” “You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover,” “More Than You Can Shake a Stick At,” and so many others. Click here if you want more ideas.

He Wouldn't Hurt a Fly

E.W. Jackson, bishop of the
Christian News Service and
the Exodus Faith Ministries
claims birth defects are due to mother's sins
(but not the father's, obviously)
and that Yoga leads to Satanism
but he wouldn't hurt a fly.

His assertion, as a Christian man,
the University of California
(with its queer and Bi and Transfolk students)
is Ungodly and Sinful
but he wouldn't hurt a fly.

“Sin never gets enough,” he says,
“There’s no end to this. It has no end.
There will always be something more,
something more,
something more
because what they’re really looking for
is they’re looking for
looking for
acceptance in society
and Christians will never ever,
never, never,
never, ever give it to them.”

But he wouldn't hurt a fly.

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