Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."Quote Right

by Joseph Addison

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

Lourdes

John Heck Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Lourdes which was written by poet John Heck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by John Heck

Best John Heck Poems

+ Fav Poet

Lourdes

Bernadette prayed,
wore straw knee pads 
and
built a cathedral incarnate.

Remains of the glorified were
sun baked shingles upon her roof.
Beaded mercy chips 
and
pieces of blessed palms
sewn by dainty hands;
her mausoleum.

Visionary lass -
the divine enchantress
taught you to devour
a million agonies
and
digest the callous sins
of modern day charlatans -

who foolishly attributed
your pious actions
to 
telltale symptoms of 
manic depression.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 3/29/2011 4:27:00 AM

    St. Bernadette. Her incorruptable beauty is a testimony to the miracle she brought to manhind. Sensational writing as always, John. Elaine

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 3:20:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, John

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 5:50:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week John. I wish you the best in the finals x3. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/8/2011 1:58:00 AM

    Woah bro, congrats!!! Amazing stuff...you made it on 3...great bro...all the best for the finals.... amazing write! Love ya, hugs!

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 5:48:00 PM

    Congrats on all three poems making the first round. Would expect no less from your works. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 6:27:00 PM

    Congrats John on your first round success in the Poetry Soup contest luv.. good luck...

  1. Date: 11/14/2009 9:29:00 AM

    Wonderful write, Joh, and the last five lines are very poignant ..easy to pass off things not understood as being crazy or manic as u state... enjoyed this piece .. makes one think and reassess things in life... good job as always... Opus 13 another magnifico write... thankxxx for sharing... luv .. Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 5:54:00 AM

    Hi John, I especially like your last five lines. A very well written piece you are presenting here. Keep your pen flowing....Gert

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 11:33:00 PM

    John, your work has a remarkable quality to it that I hope to (one day) emulate. Thank you for your significant contribution to the Soup. Love, Donna

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 1:27:00 PM

    Mental illness is bad for everyone involved. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 10/2/2009 4:03:00 PM

    sad write, love it, mental illness is a hard, hard thing to live with.

  1. Date: 10/2/2009 8:40:00 AM

    So nice to see once again, the gift of your poetry! Hope your writing is going well....this one is another example of your fine pen at work~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 10/2/2009 6:43:00 AM

    John, thank you for sharing your writing with us today. I truly enjoyed the read and what an ending. I miss seeing your postings. Did you get your book published? Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 11:19:00 PM

    powerful, John!... jim