Posted in Love

Unloving

Christianity has a lot to answer for : war,
intolerance, prejudice, sanctimony
hypocrisy,
pomposity
and probably Trump.
A fool, it is inscribed, can always find a passage
of Scripture to support their foolishness.
God’s word –
God’s name used to justify…. Pretty much anything.
Still, his son gave a pretty good definition
of love
“Love one another as I have loved you.”
When questioned as to operating instructions
“do unto others as you would them do to you.”

He was likeable, charming, good humoured,
would be a good boss and good to work for.
Truth wasn’t able to attend the interview, it showed up later –
there was no job –
inside job –
government regulations require promulgation of vacancy.
Personally, no big deal, bruised pride – a two week too early haircut,
a few dollars of petrol and some dry-cleaning
but …
Did some push the boat out,
a single mother buy
a new outfit, cancel dental check-up,
or continue with threadbare tyres.?
Do unto others …….. I wonder if he would like to
scrub, to sparkle, to hope …. for nothing.

 

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Most of my life has been spent on the bench, occasionally called into the game by extravagance or attenuation. Waiting has turned a loner into a recorder - nondescript and inconsequential, more not noticed than overlooked - the non-vantage point of children not yet considered old enough to understand. Orphaned Islands (Un)poetry is a lifetime of picking anecdotes up and not throwing them away. Stories collected like odds and ends placed in a box in the basement, the garage, the garden shed - uncertain as to what their use might be but knowing that one day there might be one.