Come the Revolution

Come the Revolution

One fine day;
Come the Revolution;
When Messiah comes;
Imagine no religion:
One fine day.

When hell freezes over.

If you can’t say something nice.

“Every party needs a pooper.
Ivory intellectual
Heavy burdens,
On the People.”

None of us asked to be born.

Too delicate for this world–
Stay out of the kitchen.
Open your eyes,
All ye who grasp at straws,
Who compass yourselves about with sparks.

Everyone you meet is struggling;

Lend a finger to lighten the load.
The People need their cherished illusions.
Shame on you, Mr. “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.”

Who called for this trampling of the courts?
Ad Board and Ash Wednesday,
Coffee and donuts,

Scrapbooking and Bingo,
Ladies Tea and Good Friday?

Trample the pastures,
Muddy the waters.
You’ve driven them away,
Pushing aside the weak and diseased.

Antagonist & Protagonist:
There are none so blind.

There are none so blind.

About Ron Goetz

My first wife used to say, "There's nothing so sacred that Ron won't pick it apart." My desire to be a pastor -- that was a temperamental mismatch. She was so patient. If my birth mother had lived somewhere else, maybe I would've become a cold case detective. But I would have had to be J instead of a P, I think. And that mid-life reevaluation, starting adolescence as a GARB fundamentalist and transitioning to a non-theist, that gave me an unusual skill set.
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1 Response to Come the Revolution

  1. Duncan Beach says:

    Interesting wordplay and use of the concept to frame the argument.


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