Angel Wings and Forked Tongues
by JP Leddy
On angel wings they claim the words came
To make our love fit to become cinders in hell
With forked tongues their vile gospel sends
Children to hanging their necks in self hate
These preachers whose voices have slimed the halls of legislation
Where religious bias has no place but is being forced to take root
To corral a few citizens to the Colosseum to be mauled by bigotry
To their Ceasar, their God , their idol of the stone heart of hate
On angels wings and forked tongues they scream
Not the words of the humble carpenter they claim
But an impostor they forged out of their own depravity
To attack love because they have never understood love at all
Submitted to Monday Poetry Potluck Lies, Deception and Misrepresentation
- Tucson to Westboro Baptist Hate Church: Don’t mess with us (crooksandliars.com)
- Counter-protesters using angel wings against Westboro Baptist Church (shortformblog.com)
- Do Angels Have Wings? (ptl2010.wordpress.com)
the last three lines say it all…well done my friend.
Thank you for stopping by and yes it is all about understanding love.
So glad you addressed this–execellent choice for the theme. This pathetic “congregation” is a travesty of all that God’s love stands for. It angers me as a Christian because some will think they speak for all of us. God forgive them.
It is is true that these loud few often put a bad rep on the majority that do not feel the same. I hope the majority would just let their voices be heard. Silence will only allow them to fester and grow.
ahhh… a topic I can relate to… and have also written about a few times.
and love the line, “On angels wings and forked tongues”…
Glad to have stumbled in here from Jingle’s blog… =)
Glad you visited and can relate.
Come back often.
Brilliantly said. I love the closing. As a fellow gay (I presume you are? Lol)- I thank you for this.
Yes, I am family 🙂 You are welcome. The fight for equality continues.
Thanks for the unique contribution.
I appreciate that you recognize my uniqueness. LOL.
Here is something of my response to the same kind of situation:
Poem on, JP.
I am poeming on and on…. 🙂
I know, Irene…
Thanks for stopping by.
A strong poem, right on the theme, with a shocking message.I had not heard of this ‘so called’ church. These people have closed their hearts and do damage to their own souls.
Thanks, tigerbrite. Truth in your words.
A very powerful poem…the absence of love is a harmful situation.
So true what you said about love.
i agree- who are these celibates to know of the love and hate we experience raising up families, the constant bugging of a wife etc etc.. i really dig this my friend.. i always tell them don’t try to be god when you are not even half an angel.. here’s my potluck http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/paper-scribbles/
Appreciate the support 🙂
Very powerful indeed!
I loved your words.. So very thought provoking.. The last line is a killer!
Thank you so much. The cause against bigotry and the fight for equality is so close to my heart. In the end it is about love.
Really, that last stanza was powerful and MOST effective!!
“Where religious bias has no place but is being forced to take root” — and this is sooo true… people do the oddest things in the name of God… quite hurtful really! 😦
Very well written, JP!!!
Thank you. You are an inspiration to me.
Fanatastic write! The group in the pictures are sort of familar, they look like the same ones from America that were trying to get into Canada to protest a play about a gay man who was nearly beaten to death. It is astounding how some can mistake what should be an example of how to treat another for entitlement to trounce upon another.
You took the words out of my mouth.
Very powerful piece and a very good message. If only they could see themselves..