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Blasphemous Yawn

Stained glass windows
White candles
Hard wooden pews
Beautiful hymns

A congregation scrubbed clean,
ready to hear
the ordained one.
He is not a humble man,
fond of rebuking 
those who oppose him.
You probably didn’t see him 
passionately kissing his secretary.
But I did!

The self-righteous love
a weekly church service,
and they know the difference
between the regulars,
and the common visitor.

When sitting next to
gossipy church ladies,
I hope their poison
doesn’t affect me.

I once tried to join a church,
that I attended faithfully.
But I was young,
and didn’t have enough income,
for them to bother.

I’ve endured countless sermons
in my life.
They carry common themes.
Hand over your cash,
so you may receive blessings.
We will build more buildings.
Hire more staff.

I think God would spend
his money on the poor.
I am quite certain, that Jesus
would vomit on a pew.

I have clear goals
when trapped in a Sunday debacle.
I pray that I am able,
to stay awake for the entire
pointless show.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 11:27:00 AM
    it takes courage to write something like this but i applaud you for it and agree with you.

  1. Date: 7/24/2011 3:10:00 AM
    One of the reason I dont like visiting a temple ,for religion has become a place for extracting money ! In india the temple priests charges a for their service and they expect something for every mantras they utter . The moment u enter the temple they will pounce at you. This is terrible ! My views are same like you. Love and care , Ur red fiery..002\002

  1. Date: 7/23/2011 11:14:00 AM
    this is so good, and good on you too for sticking your neck out to write it, it needs to be said, and you say it very eloquently...I recently wrote a haiku/quinzaine 'Let Us Pray' along similar lines, but it was not well received!

  1. Date: 7/23/2011 10:53:00 AM
    I like this...its honest.