An Altared Boy



Hello my name is father Tom; I’ve been like this a long, long time.

The next logical step would be a Bishop’s advance. Now that you mention it, I always carry the big staff.

Come and sit with me, lets talk a while, about all the myths of allegory and perennial defile. Not so far away, here on my lap. What have you to say? Pondering spiritual things, and what Christ may have said, on his last dying day.

Let us just give thanks to the almighty God, we’re so much better off this way. Hear my promiscuous lines I’m just a messenger for the divine, have you heard not of the laying on of hands?

As the father I offer you eternal bliss. Confide now unto me, a man of the cloth. Don’t be startled, just turn the other cheek, worry and fret not, nothing will come of this. Part to me a small affectionate kiss.

In guilt and penance I will pay every day, to kneel down and pray. Someone please forgive me for it is Satan himself who has led me to stray.

I was once to like you, confused and alone, when a white collared old man befriended me and took me home. Coerced me to drink from his cup, when on my knees, to never look up. Never chew the bread in my mouth, love is pain, so don’t make a sound.

Charity begins at home, when the collection basket is turned upside down. To do unto others, as was done unto me, a little boys shattered ego, and low self-esteem. Genesis 1; Revelations 10:13.

Reform has changed nothing of an undocumented history, just one more child defiled, one more soul condemned to trial by fire.

Fed of unconscious desires, all of us really just servants in the pontiff’s lair. Purify and exercise ordained saintly powers, to save us all from certain demise. Moral deviates, and another lesser mind are crucified. To speak in tongues and incestuous, blasphemous, rhyme. In the bowels of an eternal hell, time will be sure to justify...
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Written on July 10, 2001

Submitted by Numi on June 16, 2024

Modified by Numi on June 16, 2024

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Scheme X X A X X A X X X X
Characters 1,879
Words 366
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Numi

"Numi" is the pen-name I adopted in 2007 after a friend gifted me a copy of The Essential Rumi; by Coleman Barks. After reading some of my works, it was suggested that it reminded them of the works by Rumi. In no way do I align myself with this Great Master Poet, but I do feel a deep connection to his poetry, and the book of Essentials was my constant companion during a 5 year saga, where I was stranded in the Amazon Jungle of Peru, from 2010-2015. more…

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