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The Commuter

Faith my professor
once said
is like a train
driven on rails
of written truths.

The truth, I ask..
you have lectured 
on wars and famines
the Jewish holocaust
and Old Testament prophesies.

The professor and pastor
smiled and stated
everything will be fulfilled
when the Christ returns
a truth mentioned in the Gospels.

I asked kindly
is faith a leap
like off the Grand Canyon?
he reached out and handed me
a schedule of Bible classes.

Faith is a lifelong commute
plenty of time to change
the television station
relive the past
consider the future.

A beautiful Hispanic girl
gave me a Bible
wrapped in plastic
just before that
an old woman
driving a Lincoln

rolled over a flowerbed
good people around
all frowned
with  insults
only to be consoled by the pastor..

Copyright © Ken Carroll

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  1. Date: 11/9/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Ken This is a deep and thought provoking write. Full of interesting questions. Nice job

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    Date: 11/9/2013 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Robin. Ken