MY NAME IS SURPRISE

One problem with religion is its construction
Of sandcastles in the desert –
Waiting for successors to knock them all down.

Another trouble with religion is its professionalization –
Because only amateurs are authorized
To take off their clothes in public.

Then, with religions, there are “splits”
Where the fiercest enemy is a sizable portion of its former self –
Flying arrows – hearts turning black.

The final trouble with religion is the killing off of founders
Because founders, like Jesus, the Buddha, and Mohammed,
Are still too alive to be turned into museum sculptures –
So alive, that everyone runs away screaming:
“They’re alive – watch out – better yet – run!”

Of course, running out into the lonely night,
Eventually, you have to stop, turn around, and start to relax –
But it’s really not so bad without post-founder institutions to believe in –
After all, that feeling of freedom is wonderful!

My heart starts doing jumping jacks
In my chest
Out my mouth.

My name is “Surprise” –
Just don’t try sneaking up on me!

One thought on “MY NAME IS SURPRISE

  1. I vacillate between my love of church and song and God Without. I prefer both. You are startling in your passion. We’ve been looking into the Crusades through the history channel, Ancient Mysteries/ Ancient Civilizations series. I bought the set of 52 DVDs for $15 at our XKeys Almost New Shop. It tracks with your post. Look at the 4th crusade, which if I remember was the Roman Catholic Christianm army slaughtering the Eastern Orthodox Christians and Jews.

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