There's Never an Opportune Time for a Savior

I will move among you just as Jesus did.
Almost a martyr, risen, if not from the dead,
From lassitude, I'll do my best to try to save
You from yourselves. I'll say, “Beat weapons
Into plowshares.” “Render unto Caesar what
Is his, but get the moneylenders out of all
Your capitols.” “Be tolerant and not
Covetous.” “Think before you raise your
Hands against the poor or unfamiliar.”
“Change your ways before you're judged
And skewered here, not after death,”
But, just like Jesus, I expect my words
To be ignored.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-07-22 at 02:32

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dott Print text Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
We don't like to be told good sense or the obvious, it seems. Not too sure why it's received as an affront or insult though, but that appears to be the human reaction to it. My thoughts reading this... your observations always make me think, and I've mentioned many times before, I really appreciate that about your writing - thanks.

bibek adhikari The PoetBay support member heart!
I think the words of wisdom will be ignored, for the time being, only to be remembered later -- and with much repentence.