speak it

No stranger to myth
I have shaped gods;
golden calves,
     baby bulls of heaven
     recast before any
     can approximate worship
 because my God is jealous
 already, his world
   gravid with idols
 , and
    I would beat them
 back to chains,
heavy on the neck
      but so shining:
      whether jewelry
      or deeper bondage 
I  leave open
      to interpretation
  because both are heavy.

Instead of worship
I would have this mouth
under my solar plexus
open and speak a deeper bloom
than any made rose.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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16 Responses to speak it

  1. “this mouth
    under my solar plexus”…powerful, Susan.

  2. davidtrudel says:

    I love the layout, font choice and overall form almost as much as I love the words. Brilliant.

  3. Alice Keys says:

    Susan, You summed this up well “this mouth under my solar plexus open and speak a deeper bloom than any made rose”. Alice

  4. Lady Lovely says:

    One of my favourite pieces of yours! Hands down.

  5. exactly what Christ would ask! Fantastic !

  6. Faith, forms of worship and freedom of thought – any conflicts? You commence the exploration of this sensitive issue well.

    • Thanks, Noel. Conflict? Not sure about that, as I try to give credit where credit is due, and I think we can find the great in the small. Can one love God with a pagan abandon? I hope so.

  7. Your ability to take such biblical issues and make them your own in such excellent poetry is amazing. 🙂

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