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Rites and Wrongs

Rites and Wrongs  

This write suggests research of many slants
To seek the truth in creeds you hold most dear.
It is the preach of charlatans through rants,
Which force beliefs on those who cower down in fear.

Reflections on the tomes of writers past
Remark agendas with a want to bring
To light the mystic words that prophets cast
Which spread the lofty rumors of a coming King.

We know not why the Wind sweeps insolence
Into the space of grayish rooms unseen
And presses some to scoff at reverence
For black robed shadows knelt and bowed in holy scene.

A Rock holds sway while scratches on a stone
Dictate the path of hallowed righteousness.
The red-capped men of power set the tone -
A faith too much diverse invites the hot abyss.

The stream that’s meant to wash away the stain,
Which nascent blooms bear from the first of breath,
Flows muddy and opaque and reeks disdain
For isms which express another line on death.

Deceitful acts, to shelter sins, are taught
And practiced oft by fiends of equal bent
Who offer bounty when their rogues are caught;
Their shrouded malice deemed a minor, lone event.

But yet the seething silence in the guise
Of those who’s offered trust was thus defiled
Is broken only by their troubled cries;
A shameful stigma cast upon them as a child.

So tremble not to dash the age-old trends
With questions bracing your unruly airs;
And stand alone, if need be, from your friends
For surely your views deem as much respect as theirs.

Copyright © Randy Curry

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:08:00 AM
    Randy, stopping by this one again....... ... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. goodnight. <3 =LINDA=

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!! You went the extra mile on this work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:51:00 PM
    Randy,nice Metrical verse win... luv~Linda

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
    Congrats on winning the place in the contest, Randy

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:49:00 AM
    Another WOW. Your magnificent poem is loaded with the contradictions we are all spoon fed from the moment we are born. So many versions of truth that it seems we have to take a stand come to our very own conclusion. Very powerful interpretations. I see you only have a few poems on your page so if you are new to the soup, welcome :)

    Curry Avatar Randy Curry
    Date: 7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ive been a member for about 3 months. I had more posted but took some down. this is a nice place to let others read ones writes but I don't take the comments seriously as they are mostly patronizing and offer no real critiques of ones work. the contests are judged arbitrarily (necessarily so) and writes often score highly but lack adherence to form, fail to maintain rhythm, foot or meter. ran