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America the Spokesman for God

by Max Bouillet

"...and who among us has the audacity to speak for God?"

The old rugged cross
wasn't made
from intersecting
baseball bats.

Apple pie
and Coca Cola
were not chosen
for the communion.

Why then,
does America
(a country
where the official
stand is to have
separation between church
and state)
claim such
extensive authority
over the
cause of Christ?

04/30/2005

Author's Note: I'm already wearing the blindfold... will someone offer a smoke?

Posted on 04/30/2005
Copyright © 2022 Max Bouillet

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Mara Meade on 04/30/05 at 10:49 PM

I'm flickin' the Bic, Brother, and tellin' 'em they can take me down with you. Amen and amen.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 05/01/05 at 03:24 AM

This is a wonderful, gentle, and artful confrontation to those who wish to make Him a present potentate based on an erroneous assumption that His might was muscular rather than spiritual. I too love the metaphors. Let's keep those bats swinging (Texas Rangers!!) and those hot dogs warm and mustardy and the cokes cheaper, but all in the ballpark. Oh say can you see that He is not we?

Posted by Christina Bruno on 05/01/05 at 04:25 AM

someone call roger williams! i completely agree

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 05/01/05 at 11:47 AM

hey Max, do you want a stogie or a Havana? and will you require matches to go with either or will you chaw it nice and easy does it? but I think the riflemen are getting antsy to your taking your sweet time with the tobacco, and getting incenced that you are spitting the nice dark juice on their nice shiny, shined especially for this event, boots. and as they are not getting paid by the hour. they are gonna see their union about this. nevertheless your poem is a killer and has left no one standing, as you are an exemplary crack shot and left but a few holes in the walls.

Posted by Laura Doom on 05/01/05 at 10:07 PM

...and why then does America claim the exclusive rights to such a claim? It's the unnatural nature of monotheism - so, hands across the water(s) Max :)
(it's made of spaghetti)

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 05/03/05 at 09:38 PM

ha ha ha... heh heh heh... max, you are my hero...

Posted by Graeme Fielden on 05/04/05 at 11:05 AM

A point well made, Br e-Max...or was that Amex? haha...poinient as ever ;)

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 05/04/05 at 05:15 PM

Well, its the CROWD which is responsible. The mediocres are clever. They know how to exploit CROWDS psychology.Crowd is a vote bank, after all.

Posted by Melanie J Yarbrough on 05/05/05 at 01:20 AM

I love this- the title stands alone and then the poem, well,you've outdone yourself with this one. (might as well stop now :D )

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