Pauper Souled

Pauper poor
born to a family preachers
never had enough
a sin that could not be excised.
Eloquent voice
roaring from the pulpit
building a kingdom upon the backs of the broken.
shadows encroaching
falling to the wayside.
tenets of love
helping others.
tenets of hatred
forsaking all.
Money clenched tight
two fists
never letting go.
Why use it as it should be?
To feed the poor.
To help communities.
Reach out to the forgotten
the addicts
the soulless.
Instead used thus…..
Home built upon a hill
glass and gold agleam
cherubs guard the gates
stained black
gorging on sin.
Cling to the fantasy
celebrate worth
celebrate love
while in the corner……
the Devil does sit.
hidden by the shadows
lusting for the bloated soul
the vile poison oozing from pores.
while called a virtue
is something the denizens of Hell
are familiar with
as they wait
for one to trip.
They descend
in wicked embrace
ignoring the screams
down they go.
Oh poor baby
really thought all would be forgotten
absolved at the pearly gates
failing to remember 
the deal made.
©April 30/19
Picture via Pinterest

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

12 thoughts on “Pauper Souled”

  1. The love of money is the root of all evil. And too many churches have joined an unholy alliance for it. But all they have now is all they will ever have…

    Good post J!

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