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Poem - Complicit Sacred

The poem “Complicit Sacred” was inspired an article in The Washington Post. “Judgment Days” examined a small Alabama’s town’s evangelical congregation reckoning with God, President Trump and the meaning of morality. The short version of the article is that congregation firmly supports the forty-fifth leader of the United States. How do they face the revelations that defy the Ten Commandments? One of the interviewees stated, “Satan is the master magician”. My poem examines one side of this statement.

Complicit Sacred

Their relevance has been abducted
excuses stealing dogma’s heart
by the master of this domain
knowing victory is now assured
power given comes with a price
the soul is laid on dark altars
still the theories are put forth
to explain the disconnect

the world is flipped to discern
why good is evil in the mind
asking hearts to then follow
the will-o-wisp of Lucifer
tempting lights for the lost
any harbor in the storm
as the leaders avow the bait
turning from their holy paths

the rugged wood is consumed
no longer standing on the hill
when the pyre demands its fuel
to sustain Satan’s plan
the past reveals the same themes
slavery and civil rights
both supported with the chant
‘complicit sacred rules us all’

now a leader has come forth
supporting hints of the righteousness
while rejecting on the whole
holiest Testaments no longer held
they are nailed to the walls
stored in shrines by sycophants
asking for the crumbs of power
to be tossed from gilded heights

relevance has now vanished
dogma twisted once again
previously found after straying
sacrificed to an Overlord
small victories are assured
with compromise firmly grasped
kneel before a deity
born of Satan instead of God.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20180722.
Tags: poem, religion

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