We Went – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Fear is the mother of morality” Friedrich Nietzsche

We Went

We went down to the church in pews
to tremble with the organ and
listen to well meant platitudes
long past reality as we know it,
all tents pitched in tribal territory,
centuries old moralisms as small
totems of fear set against delight,
Vaulted words ricocheting off the ceiling,
but no mention of the revolution of love,
home we went with hearts 
black as our winter coats.

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under Free Verse, poem, quote, religion

11 responses to “We Went – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ho, my goodness ~ you tell it, brother!

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  2. Love that last line👍🏻

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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  3. An allusion to “They that go down to the sea in ships”?

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  4. I would stay away from that church.

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  5. I have had similar experiences and finally left and I don’t go back. Great post, Paul.

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