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The Preacher Man

His narrow eyes, misguided lies
Misguide his narrow plan,
To cleanse the world from demons, he
Was called The Preacher Man.

“I see no proof, I hear no truth!
Your science is a sin!
You’ll burn in hell if you rebel
And let the Devil win!”

The Preacher Man then took a stand
To convert the sinners by the hand
“You’ll see the Lord you’ll praise the Lord!
You’ll follow blindly Christ the Lord!”
The more he chased, the more they ran
From him, The Preacher Man.

Leviticus was hideous
To the innocent righteous folk
“The fags all shalt be stoned to death!” (Lev 20:13)
The terror he provoked. 

His crucifix read “Six six six”
The people use to claim
He’d always clutch on to a crutch
To get him through his pain

His acid tongue and Sabbath stung
With nails through his hands he hung
“My sacrifice is worth the price,
For council in the Lord’s advice!”
His rapture soon began
That beast, The Preacher Man.

His leather book of horror shook
The children to their knees
“Dash the babies against the rocks (Psalm 137:9)
And hang them from the trees!” (Joshua 10:26)

From town to town he went around
Proclaiming he could heal
“The pain of grace upon your face!”
(His wallet was concealed.)

So lock your doors and hide what’s yours
Protect your children from the w----
“I’m commin’ for you, I’m gunnin’ for you!
I’ll say that I’ve been pray’n for you!”
His ministry infests the land
He’s called The Preacher Man.

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  1. Date: 4/30/2010 8:12:00 PM
    I enjoyed this write a lot. Great analogy and satire, tied together with the bible references. Well done. Chris.

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 9:30:00 AM
    Congrats on your wonderful poem making it through the first round, keep your powerful pen writing… excellent you! Your friend in poetry Adeleke

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 5:45:00 AM
    Congratulations Alyette, You have made it through the first round of judging for Poetrysoup October 13, 2009 poetry contest with your poem strongly opinionated and well written poem "The Preacher" man. Note of interest: the Levitical Law was written for the Levite Priests. They had special requirements because of their calling. It's a good thing that Christ came... Judge not!!! Study to show thyself approved = don't follow blindly. Feel His presence. God be with you. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 12/25/2009 8:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your first round win Herb. Good luck on the next round. Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 12/25/2009 12:14:00 AM
    Pretty good...

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 9:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor and the best to you in the finals Herb. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 11:49:00 AM
    Congratulations! Herb, and best wishes on advancing to the final round. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 9:44:00 PM
    Oh wow, thank you. Now I remember that I entered this, thanks for the kind comments.

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 4:32:00 PM
    Herb, congrats on winning the first round of ps contest!! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Herb! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 9:24:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 11:25:00 AM
    Those Hell and Brimstone Preachers. They think they can scare the Hell out of you. lol. Powerful writing. Lainie

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 2:00:00 AM
    Thank you for your kins words. This was (for me) a very easy write, I just got a rhythm stuck in my head and a catchy rhyme scheme and the words just flowed. Added to a theme I am passionate about, the whole thing was a peice of cake. Others have been much harder, such as "A Turtle's Throne" (if you're interested).

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 2:41:00 PM
    Thank you so much Herb for writing what is now my favorite poem. My father was a Baptist preacher, and I still have the scars. May the God of true believers and not the god of "the preacher man" bless you. -- Rev. LD King (Universal Life Church Monastery) COEXIST!

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 2:04:00 PM
    Congratulations to you Herb on your poem being featured this week You've finally gained the recognition that you probably didn't seek If you're like me you wrote your poem because your heart had something to say You thanked us for reading by writing good words, accept thanks in return today

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 10:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 9:46:00 AM
    LOL wonderful writing here, Herb. Its featured on the "Home Page" under Features of the Week and this is just an excellent selection by the Soup staff!! Congratulations. I'm adding this one to my favorite poems list.

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 3:25:00 AM
    cool, thank you... where is it featured?

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 5:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Herb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:18:00 AM
    Every preacher. Steve Anderson, Kent Hovind come to mind.