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BULLSHIT! SONNETS by BOKE

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POSSESSION'S 9/10THS {1 of 4} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{1_01} THE LAW cannot forgive as Christ commands,

{1_02} so no attorney gen'ral can pretend

{1_03} their Christian faith supports their harsh demands

{1_04} for mercilessly pushing for life's end.

 
{1_05} When Ashcroft tells his underlings to seek

{1_06} death penalties in ev'ry case they can,

{1_07} you see THE DEMON rising up to peek

{1_08} out Ashcroft's eyes. All part of Satan's plan ...

 
{1_09} ... to get all "Christian" leaders safely filled

{1_10} with demons who'll transmit the blasphemy

{1_11} of Christ-as-unforgiving while blood's spilled

{1_12} by "Christian" armies you watch on TV.

 
{1_13} The devil is empow'red, while Jesus fades

{1_14} into inconsequence by John's tirades.

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POSSESSION'S 9/10THS {2 of 4} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{2_01} When John the Baptist spoke (the truth profess),

{2_02} he said that Moses only gave the law

{2_03} with its rigidity. Harsh. Merciless.

{2_04} But Jesus bought forgiveness for each flaw.

 
{2_05} And Jesus said his Father gave his Son

{2_06} responsibility for judging sin.

{2_07} And should you think by quoting Christ I've won

{2_08} some point, just wait till Jesus speaks again ...

 
{2_09} ... and says he judges only as he's told.

{2_10} So what are we to think? Don't think you know.

{2_11} The corners of his meaning will not fold

{2_12} as neatly as a private's bedsheets go.

 
{2_13} But when you hear John Ashcroft pushing death,

{2_14} that's Ashcroft's BULLSHIT, not sweet Jesus' breath.

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POSSESSION'S 9/10THS {3 of 4} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{3_01} I'd always thought that Christians were immune

{3_02} from demons taking up a residence

{3_03} within their souls. But now a diff'rent tune

{3_04} is on my heart because so many hints ...

 
{3_05} ... of Exorcist-high evil on TV,

{3_06} and morning papers spread and don't dilute

{3_07} the BULLSHIT of our leaders. Don't you see?

{3_08} You recognize a demon by its fruit.

 
{3_09} Don't look for "lies" -- those charges will not stick.

{3_10} "Misleading" uses pieces of the truth

{3_11} arrayed to fool "the people" -- make them sick

{3_12} and vomit when they reach the voting booth.

 
{3_13} The fruit of BULLSHIT is our soldiers drop

{3_14} and hatred rises. Demons are on top.

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POSSESSION'S 9/10THS {4 of 4} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{4_01} But what is there to do? Why not try this:

{4_02} Stop eating BULLSHIT. Yes, you heard me right.

{4_03} "The bride of Christ" will never get a kiss

{4_04} if she has BULLSHIT breath. Not dressed in white ...

 
{4_05} ... but stinking, greenish goo that's soaked the gown.

{4_06} Just like the U.S. flag that cannot fly

{4_07} on freedom's wind -- its cloth is matted down

{4_08} and stuck wrapped 'round the pole, not in the sky.

 
{4_09} If you're not Christian, this is not for you.

{4_10} Please disregard my bapping on the head

{4_11} the BULLSHIT-eating Christians -- Christians who

{4_12} blaspheme the name of Jesus Christ who bled ...

 
{4_13} ... not to condemn the world, but set it free

{4_14} from all our deadly BULLSHIT. "...[C]an you see?"

Boke - comment

HAIKU REVIEW

RHETORIC's no good

against demon possession.

An exorcism?{holy smile/g}

LIMERICK REFRAME

When Ashcroft or Bush
           mentions Jesus...

I won't say it's
        only to please us...

BUT judge by the fruit --

dead bodies and loot.

The price when we let
          demons seize us.

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