BREAD AND WINE FOR A LESS OPULENT TIME

Photo by David Ligare

The bread is stacked like the deck against Him.
The “wine” is fine (for an eight year old.)
They have been sold a bill of goods
that if they are as good as gold,
they will inherit the earth…
or the Kingdom of God…
or grandfather’s pocket watch
wrapped in a swatch of his old flannel.
This unholy Eucharist blessed
with peanut butter and jelly;
they’ll get their fill until
He is either denied or betrayed,
or hung out to dry with a loud cry:
Father forgive them, they have no clue!

Photo by David Ligare

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

Magpie Tales – MAG #310

Presented at dVerse Poets Pub – OLN #169

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14 thoughts on “BREAD AND WINE FOR A LESS OPULENT TIME

  1. ha – the opening is quite the line…sometimes it seems life is stacked against him, so many trials and tribulations…Can anyone be as good as gold? I think not…life has a way of teaching us in the journey..it is not about the falling it’s about the getting back up that keeps us moving.

  2. “They have been sold a bill of goods
    that if they are as good as gold,
    they will inherit the earth . . .”

    That is the bill of goods so many religions, even many sects or denominations of Christianity, try to sell. But it isn’t about being good on our own, but accepting grace in faith that the giver is Faithful and True. Peace, Linda

  3. It does seem that a lot have been sold a bill of goods. Unfortunately many buy into it. Indeed they have no clue… I enjoyed your take, Walt.

  4. Mixing belief with disbelief…….and questioning of the unseen promises. It’s a quandry you place the reader in…..peanut butter and jelly indeed.

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