Leave-taking by a spirit

In an Eden live the unpraised in a gray void,
In a perpetual morning where the sun sputters,
Where souls are dragged and rubbished into
An obscure other-world, muttering prayers
With hands aloft — Oh keeper of the Holy Grail,

Signify your origin in those white, tattered sheets —
Hail and farewell. Get thee ready for a revelation
In a sulfurous dreamscape, lest anyone forget,
Adolescence to the good book is purgatory
As thee are on the cusp toward which you teeter now.

Goes a spirit point of exclamation in darting orange
Into the fringe of a new world, mystical atmosphere;
Leaves behind telltale tattlers, Christians with the
Mundane vision; knotted thinking, dwindling
On obscure, pious inquisitions — the draggled lot.

This is not the Kingdom of the Godly utterance,
Of the father and the ghost. And so departed,
Away from the speaking in sudden devout tongues,
Away from the swabbing of his religious beliefs —
A penitent heart newborn, a virginal tongue bespoken.

Copyright © 01/08/18 lance sheridan®

Leave taking by a spirit

3 comments on “Leave-taking by a spirit

  1. Barbara says:

    Good Lance – this is amazing – the images steal this reader’s mind – taking them to another dimension of profoundness!! This is an amazing write Lance, this you’ve ACED!

  2. God is so much greater than we know. This did though remind of a verse from Scripture. “For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing” (2 Cor. 5: 1-2 NLT).

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