A virgin has sired
forth God,the sheep praying Him,
Earth racing for Him.
Those not among the sheep
Will hurl a sharp spear at Him.
Copyright © HONESTY OIMBO | Year Posted 2010
God is always love
Forever seek the kingdom;
Praise the creator
Keep giving what you can give
Please endure until the end
Protecting the meek ones earth
Watching over us
Helping us to cope with life
Comforted with hope and trust
When you find rhythm
You find your hearts inner core
Celebrate the times
Make them better than before
Reminisce and dance all night
Copyright © humble b | Year Posted 2013
Drunken Roman Bacchante (1) footnotes
God of the Maenads' (2)
Tainted murderous servants
Hold each- a sensuous kiss
Trained not by hubris
Phalli held in revere
His spirit flows through rapture
Honors Ancient Helena
Succubus eat them alive
Hold wild dances- Worship
Drunken honored god
Children and men torn apart
In a sensuous moment
Oh! Oh how we sing!
Dionysus flows his wine
How we rhyme and chime-
Frenzied ****ing in circle
Prove to Him our Miracle
"Your desires speak-
My beloved enchantress
Sweat, dance, Love for Me
Use My phallice, drink My wine-
Worship Me till end of Time"
Merry speak, Father
As life sprouts forth within spring-
Is the lie of unbelief
Common man’s relief
Under torch in deepest wood
Ladies did dance unrestrained
In religious ecstasy.
1. Bacchante- Greek & Roman Mythology A priestess or female votary of Bacchus
2. Maenads-Greek Mythology A woman member of the orgiastic cult of Dionysus.. A frenzied woman.
3 Amanthia-Myth & Legend / Classical Myth & Legend) (often capital) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus
it is roughly wisdom's opposite. It means recklessness, deep ignorance about oneself and the nature of the universe. It leads to
excess, impatience. He irrationally rejects Dionysus and the new religion; his unthinking and uncompromising scorn for popular
piety and the new teachings is neither rational nor open-minded. But he is also very young, and his youth in part excuses his crimes
4 Bacchanalian (Myth & Legend / Classical Myth & Legend) (often capital) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus
Copyright © Amy Green | Year Posted 2012
afraid to spit on sidewalk
sermon spins zen
Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015
Implosion of void
Nothingness found within
Births forth into a guru
By Susan Mills
Copyright © Susan Mills | Year Posted 2010
Sun explodes on morn
Spring burst alive from the ground
Moon glowing at night
New born child’s first voice alive
Everywhere God surges
Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2014
A jolly old man
Who makes your wishes come true
A joy of Christmas
Brings such special gifts to you
She waits for him patiently
Underneath the tree
Sprinkled with faith and hope too
My love is a gift
Two are kindness and giving
Three is a promise to you
I give you my heart
Filled with a decoration
Now and forever
A sweet communication
Near to me or far apart
Copyright © Yolaine Armitage | Year Posted 2011
Friendship is a bond
It’s the best relationship
It’s a gift from God
Without it life loses charm
God is the very best friend
Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2012
in the beginning,
first being and creator:
the shape shifting Cagn.
foolish or man of wisdom;
either helpful or tiresome.
In the shadow of a crag, overlooking the tarn, Coti gave birth to Cagn’s first creation, the eland. While she bathed in the crystal clear water, Cagn whisked the eland away and hid it – to be fed by him on wild honey. This is where the two brothers, Cogaz and Gewi, found the object of their father’s love and devotion and killed it. Cagn was distraught and ordered Coti to mix the blood of the eland with the fat of its heart in a cauldron over a fire. Cagn sprinkled this potion on the barren desert soil and a herd of eland sprang from it; which became the symbol of fertility to his clan and all people that followed.
tracking the eland,
young boy hunts with tribesmen -
running it to ground.
arrows dipped in poison;
hunter's knife slits eland’s throat.
alone in her hut
at her first menstruation:
the Eland Bull Dance –
the women become the cow;
men mimic the eland bull
Poetry form: tanka prose (not listed here on PS)
The San Religion consists of the spiritual world and the material world. The modern Bushmen of the Kalahari believe in two gods: one who lives in the east and one from the west. Like the southern Bushmen, they believe in spirits of the dead, but not as part of ancestor worship. The spirits are only vaguely identified and are thought to bring sickness and death.
Cagn (also known as /Kaggen) is the supreme god of the Bushmen of southern Africa. He is the first being and the creator of the world. He is a trickster god who can shape shift, most often into the praying mantis.
The bushmen believe that Cagn’s favourite animal is the eland, which is the most spiritual animal in the religion. The eland appears in some of the rituals: boys' first kill, girls' puberty, marriage, and the trance dance.
• A boy is taught how to track an eland and how to kill it. The boy will be considered an adult once he kills a big antelope, mainly the eland. The eland then gets skinned, and a broth is made with the fat and the collar bone.
• The ritual for the girls' puberty starts when they get their first menstruation in which she becomes isolated in her hut. The women in the tribe do what is called an Eland Bull Dance, by which they imitate the eland cows’ behaviour when mating; while the the men act as an eland bull. This ritual is to keep the girl beautiful and peaceful and also free from hunger and thirst.
• In a marriage ritual, the man gives the fat of the elands' heart to the woman's parents. Then the woman is anointed with the fat.
• In the trance dance, the shaman tries to possess eland potency because the eland is considered to be the most potent of all.
The shaman: When an eland is killed, they believe that there is a link that opens up between the cosmos. When this happens, the shaman dances and reaches a trance to enter the spirit world. Once in a trance, they are able to heal people and protect them from sickness, protect people from evil spirits, control weather, see the future, ensure good hunting, and basically look out for the well being of their group or tribe.
Copyright © Suzette Richards | Year Posted 2014
Hot cross buns we eat
As we think of him today
Easter eggs remind
us of new spring life on earth
Our families together
Copyright © Emma Buckeridge | Year Posted 2011
O God, we have heard…
eyewitnesses, without gain
but all to lose, shouted it
Mute Synagogue supported
I think is necessary to explain the last line of this poem. Pentecost as described in Acts 2:1 thru 4 is about the apparitions of Christ after His Resurrection: The Descent of the Holy Ghost. More than five hundred, both Jews and Gentiles, witnessed apparitions of Christ after His Resurrection. The fact of Christ's Resurrection was accepted by the persuasive silence of the Synagogue which had done all to prevent fraud, falsehood, or perjury. On the contrary, its behavior of tolerance and non intervention helps to grow the early Christianity. This, and just this, is the idea I wanted to state in the poem. It wasn’t my intention to offend or make any disrespectful comment about Judaism. I have many friends who are Jews or Muslims; and we always respect our faiths. Peace and love, my friends. One more thing, it’s just a thought: I think that without the Resurrection, the growth of the Christian Church would have been a greater phenomenon than the Resurrection itself. Don’t you think? Ruben.
Contest: Pentecost Poem (using the first line of a Psalm from the Bible on the theme of Pentecost as described in Acts 2 :1 thru 4)
Sponsor: Brian Strand.
Copyright © Ruben O. | Year Posted 2009
in love with the Messiah....
a midwinter gift
this day after Christ born day
an endowment of love’s truth.
Boxing day/Uk For Deborah Guzzi Winter's Holy Days Contest
Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2011
The way is not seen
The blinding lights are heavy
Covering my eyes
Long lines of saints and sinners
This world is nearing an end
Copyright © shane solomon | Year Posted 2011
We can’t depend on
The religious leaders
They don’t know the Truth
But they preach for their living
They are now commercial
Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2012
If you were the Lord,
What exactly would you do?
Destroy all evil?
Or finally, understand,
All aspects are integral?
Copyright © Marissa Faries | Year Posted 2016
Isis trawls the Nile,
Finds thirteen dismembered parts,
The phallus missing,
Sings, resurrects Osiris,
Fashions gold phallus, conceives.
Copyright © jack horne | Year Posted 2011
Habits can be changed
But characters can’t be changed
So make good habits!
God would make His character
Much more better if He could!
Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2011
Love is more than wine,
Sun has tanned me for I`m black,
~Siblings punish me,
You are like chariots of gold;
strong,fair;pleasant to behold.
I`m rose of sharon,
My beloved`s fruits have sweet taste,
His voice leaps on hills,
I seek thy face and voice,Love!,
Be like hart;for we are one.
Copyright © olusegun Arowolo | Year Posted 2011
Rust Corrodes Our World,
Infecting While Eating Us,
Corrupting our soul.
Justice Grinding To A Halt
Love And Mercy Falls Apart.
Written for the "Rust" Contest.
Copyright © Christopher Bunton | Year Posted 2011