A poem about Hypocrisy and Money

A poem about Hypocrisy and Money
Jenean C Gilstrap

Another fantastic poem by Jenean Gilstrap. This time about hypocrisy and money.

Clock and Bell

southern baptist salvation


 dress all up in yur sundey best

getting all ready for yur salvation test

up to yur face in organdy and lace

coverin’ up sin at its deepest base

sit up straight on the hardwood bench

don’t even glance at that sinnin’ wench

sittin’ beside you in heaven’s hold

neva’ know when she’s gonna fold

preacher preachin’ love each other

but he’s just an ole sinnin’ muther

like the rest of his hell bound crew

waitin’ to git home to their special brew

pass the plate and buy your fate

a ticket to ezekiel’s heavenly gate

now don’cha feel all good inside

don’t hav’ta worry and hide

cause with yur dollars you repent

you can forget ‘bout where you spent

last saturday night behind closed doors

‘sides there’s always plenty more

a’them sundey noon church chances

to buy some forgiveness for a few more dances

so git on up in yur sundey best

and git yurself ready for salvation’s test



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Jenean C Gilstrap

Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they make their way from her heart to pen to paper. Her art work involves both photography and mixed media on large canvasses. She is a weekly featured poet in Yareah Magazine where her works have appeared for more than a year. Her piece The Granite God was the winning poem in Painted Bride Quarterly Sidebar #12 [2012]. Her work has been featured in performance poetry theatrical productions in Louisiana and her short story, Retribution, published in the Helicon Literary Magazine there. She and her gypsywomanworld blog are included as character/story elements in Ghost Key, the fictional work of award-winning author Trish MacGregor. Her first volume of poetry [2013], words unspoken, is available in both paperback and on kindle at amazon. She currently divides her time between her home in Louisiana and the east coast as she completes her second volume of poetry to be published in 2013.

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