© 6 January 2005, The Griot Poet
Since when did the disciples rock mansions and Bentleys?
Wed million-dollar Barbie-doll models (on their second or third marriages)?
Tele-evangelists fleece their flocks of millions of desperate souls
That no pundit pollster is LIKELY to poll
Sending silver and gold “Reverend Ike-like” prayer cloths tracing my hand and foot for a two hundred buck investment into your 50-foot yacht – WHAT?
Pastor Feel Good:
How do you sleep damning the memory of Palestinian Prophets receiving a Roman “empire-strikes-back” beat down and rusty nails in His hands and feet?
“Depart from me, you workers of iniquity” was preached when the Hebrew sect called Christianity did not exist – YOU were on that list!
They say “war is a racket,” then church is a hustle!
And the bustle to merge the twain that never should meet frees us of the guilt of stealing civil liberties in
America and Iraq.
Torture memos disavowed by the author of the same in confirmation investigations;
Having corporate selections and calling them elections.
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. had to go!
“Their dead bodies lying in the streets of the great city spiritually called Sodom and Egypt.” (Rev 11:8)
Because the beast could not suffer the truth told by servants humble, humanly flawed and meek.
But each, as Ozzie Davis said of Malcolm, were seeds planted in the ground nourished by their own blood coming up not just as “trees planted by rivers of water” (Psalms 1:3),
But like Langston, just as deep and resurrected in spoken word prophets: some Christian, some Hebrew, some Muslim, some Buddhist, some Atheist, and some Anarchist,
Spoken word prophets preaching peace to power in venues instead of pulpits where TRUTH can’t be warped, spun or STOPPED!