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The Collection Plate is not a Payphone

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The Collection Plate is not a Payphone

The preachers say they have my God on speed dial  
A ladder to the heavens once again
Operator, put me through directly
This time I just don’t wanna go through them

I fear my calls may not have been delivered 
And maybe I don’t have the time to wait 
Now I am concerned that I’ll be buried 
And that the payphone in the church is just a plate 

I surely can’t contest the pulpit masters
Indeed I have transgressed a righteous law 
But if it is God’s laws that I have broken 
Why is it a man who flaps his jaw 

What man can say that he will end my quarrel 
With the One that I offended through and through 
Is there a mercy store with clerks who sell forgiveness?
Is there anything that God Himself will do? 

Never will they have to pass my message 
I will place my own confession in His hand 
At least if I'm beyond my rights to do it 
For that, I will not answer to a man

Kyle Ezra Kriticos

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  1. Date: 11/9/2011 5:00:00 AM
    almost forgot to vote that SEVEN for ya'!

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 5:00:00 AM
    A-to the -MEN brother! You got the "IT FACTOR" doubt kid! all 7's from me so far. I got you listed as my favorite Soup Poet. Sorry you have not surpassed my Drunken Hero, Charles "HANK" Bukowski ..............................................................................(*yet)

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 10:54:00 PM
    Just so special, That 4th verse toppled my mind but the whole poem tells such a special message. Love, Elizabeth