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Pastor Jack

A.W. Nutter

Pounding the pulpit with his fist
Sweat dripping from his brow
Preaching about Gods top ten list
The sinful Jews with their golden cow

Same old messages still in place
Pastor Jack’s patterns haven’t changed
Fear written on the altar boy’s face
A secret meeting has been arranged

Prayers end, the congregation stands
The pastor and boy move outside
Warmly shaking everyone’s hand
Wolf in sheep clothing able to hide

I casually walk across the street
Viewing the church pews now empty
The pedophile has made a quick retreat
Concealed in Satan’s, den of iniquity

Quietly, I traverse the wooden stairs
Listening at the door to the crying child 
Pastor doing damage only God can repair
How many children has this demon defiled

Stepping through his unlocked door
A look of surprise from Pastor Jack
Dropping the naked child to the floor
Realizing his first sin, had come back

Quickly helping the boy get dressed
Time to end his night frights and screams
To Pastor Jack’s head my gun is pressed
The child pulls the trigger ending his dreams

His face aglow with the purity of light
From sending his tormentor to hell
Walking out of the church into the night
Brothers with a secret that we'll never tell



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  1. Date: 8/13/2011 11:04:00 AM
    Congrats Anthony on having this poem make it to first round competition in PS contest..good luck luv.

  1. Date: 8/9/2011 7:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being once again featured this week before the final round of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest Anthony. The best to you in the contest. Carol

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 5:20:00 AM
    Spot on...love your poem I think this is an amazing write...don’t stop just because it makes waves- without them we couldn’t rid the sewage from the sea- Joanna Davis

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 2:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Anthony. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 4:00:00 AM
    you've got a great imagination and talent but this one lack originality and surprise. T. S.

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 5:30:00 AM
    Well written Anthony, not my favoured type of content though. You seem to harbour thoughts about the darker side of life, and I hope you have not been affected by unfortunate experiences. Thanks for your comments, and I am always careful about spelling, if you can find any mistakes,. hicky. I would appreciate having them pointed out

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 8:38:00 PM
    Hey very powerful one. I enjoyed this dark poem from you, anthony A really great revenge tale. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 5:51:00 AM
    Wow straight into me favs. This one is hot

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 1:26:00 PM
    power and pain loved it with all my heart,mind,and soul read "false prophet" keep up the good work and put the devil in the dirt

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 1:19:00 PM
    We have just had a pastor accused of sexual molestation in Georgia in the Atlanta area..I don't know what faith ..I don't think that it is Catholic but maybe Methodist or Presbyterian..I can just feel the emotion in this write..I can feel and sympathize with these children and the horror that they are feeling.. Of all people to do this for these pastors are suppose to represent God...And these men just destroy these children...Sara

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 9:03:00 PM
    A powerful poem.

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 8:45:00 AM
    Oh my, Anthony. These poor children, some even altar boys, who are abused by clergy could very easily end up pulling the trigger one day. Did you see the movie "Doubt"? There was also another older film about this subject starring Richard Gere. I was raised in Catholic schools. If this type of behavior was going on, I can assure you, none of us ever knew about it. Very powerful poem!! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 11:21:00 AM
    Hey Anthony: Awesome poem. You tell it like it is. Allowing the child to punish the criminal by shoting him, is disturbing, yet understandable. I pray that the sons of the future will learn from their father's sins. Thanks 4 reading and commenting on my poem. Peace: Sheol

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 10:58:00 AM
    It has been my pleasure to read your poetry today Anthony. Thank you for sharing your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 9:51:00 PM
    This is an excellent poem Anthony, we need more of these people exposed, and this is one excellent way to do it. Harry

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 6:48:00 PM
    Thanks for commenting on my poetry, this poem is amazing, so raw, and vivid, and I hope~~ I hope it is fiction, because if it is not, I am crying ~~

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 4:39:00 PM
    scary poem and terrible tragedy to have to go through.