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Tantamount to a Trinity

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Tantamount to a Trinity

Rejoicing tongues taste a tripled fortnight of psalms.
Parched throats anointed with vintage myrrh
commemorate a solemn departure.
Hands reflecting no piercings -
Feet devoid of spiked reverence and divinity
expire within the jackal’s private Calvary;
a dark abyss strangled with misguided beggars 
blindly choosing a Dante's purgatory for themselves.
For they shun not the light dispersing absolution - selfish claws 
steal this lambency to illuminate the plight of their own wickedness.
Fiery angels rarely dance atop fraudulent tombs drowning in self-worship;
they are quietly reborn between clasped palms praising a resurrection.

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  1. Date: 9/11/2010 4:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on this win in the contetst, John

  1. Date: 9/10/2010 5:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Catie Lindsey's contest John (Amazing). Love Carol

  1. Date: 9/10/2010 2:18:00 PM
    Congrats John on your winning poem in Catie's contest.. a magnificent piece and a special victory for u tonight to enjoy my friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 9/10/2010 12:34:00 PM
    Congratulations John on your win in Catie's contest. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/10/2010 11:22:00 AM
    Only you can write with such urgent and passionate words....what an exciting entry to Catie's divine intervention contest! This is indeed divine writing! :)

  1. Date: 9/10/2010 11:05:00 AM
    Wow, those last two lines gave me chills. So true, John. Congratulations on your success in Catie's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/25/2010 3:38:00 PM
    Ahh....your magic touch, in all your poetry, is so evident...the spirtual moment is exclaimed with such dignity and profound telling of the Easter story...as only you can do. Congrats dear John. Hope you are doing well, best wishes, Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/25/2010 11:26:00 AM
    Congrats John on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. an excellent choice to feature and share with us all..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/24/2010 5:55:00 AM
    congrats John on being featured hope all is well in the movie bsn for ya you go boy still waiting to see ya on the boob tube some day thanks for sharing this uplifting piece hugs and god bless my friend

  1. Date: 4/19/2010 3:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week John. Love, Carol