Victory – From “Blue Autumn”

Hey guys. This poem is technically from my most recent anthology but I wanted to post it anyways. Pretty dark but religiously inspired. Hope you guys enjoy.


Victory

A holy cup of wrath that makes clergy tremble
A crash from the hills will make the earth rumble

The heavens, the land, entire nations will shake
The seas will boil and every human will quake

A day of much trouble, distress, and desolation
Darkness, gloom, destruction, obliteration

Blood will be poured out like dust and like dung
Clouds and thick darkness will poison every lung

All the stars in the sky will eventually dissolve
Lest plagues of annihilation inevitably evolve

The sun will be blackened and the moon will not shine
Anguish and ruin by the creator’s design

Let the earth be devoured and all mankind smothered
Bodies strewn from one end of the earth to the other

Prophecies of extinction to instill ceaseless fear
The day of the lord is near

~Christopher Ferguson


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Compassion – Another “Blue Autumn” Sample

Compassion

My brother
I will not harm you
For wearing a shirt of wool and cotton

My father
I will not stone you
Because of the sabbath day forgotten

My sister
I will not force you
To marry the man who raped and hurt you

My mother
I will not hate you
Because of sins that did subvert you

My son
I will not strike you
Just cause god says it is justified

My daughter
I will not beat you
For your love of women you’re ostracized

My enemy
I will not slay you
Just because the lord says you're my foe

My friend
I will not kill you
Just because the bible told me so

Electric Church – Finding Old Poems Again

Been digging through old works again and I’ve been finding some good gems that I’ve forgotten about. This was me experimenting with multi-part poetry.

Electric Church
 
I
 
The self service checkout church
has levitating tithing bowls now made of solid gold.
No matter how much money you put in
you never get anything of value back.
 
II
 
I hear it’s more appealing now in design;
it replaced the landfill after all.
All the most charismatic garbage can be
found conveniently at your local pulpit.
 
 
III
 
An indoor cafe, overpriced musical tickets,
a church bookstore. Any way to suck you dry.
Hypocrites penning divinity with bile in every breath.
It’s a casino with no slot machines and no prizes.
 
IV
 
I’m going to hell apparently.
Not the one of fire and brimstone though.
It’s here where the choir members, the pulpits,
the overused hymnals latch onto your flesh and won’t let you leave.
 
V
 
Jesus was not a wise person.
He didn’t know the heart of man well.
If he did he wouldn’t have come back.
He would have stayed locked in his tomb: dead forever.