Of God,Father & Soul

OF GOD, FATHER & SOUL

And it is written:

That the 3
Wisemen followed a
Star in the southern
Sky that brought
Them to South
Carolina

And there
In 1933
They found
The child
James

The 1st
Wiseman
Gave him
Rhythm

The 2nd
Wiseman
Gave him
Soul

But the
3rd Wiseman
Gave him
The most
Important gift
Of all

HAAAA- Y !

And it was
Good

FINDING RELIGION

FINDING RELIGION
On the bus
Coming home
From work
I’m on my phone
Looking for a
WiFi signal
None available
No connection
Then
Suddenly I
Find “GOD”
But his connection
Is weak and
I’m not allowed
To use or sign on
To his network
Which upsets
Me just a little bit
But I don’t think
It was him
Because
No one on
The bus had
Sandals or a
Beard
In January

~ R.M.E. 2019©

ICONIC.

ICONIC

God died
The other day
Or at least the
Media said so

He had a great
Career, a few number
1 hits and a fan club
Back in the day

I turned to
My wife after
Reading of his
Demise on
Facebook and
Asked;

“Wasn’t he dead already?”

~ © R.M. Engelhardt/2019

MORE THAN NIGHT

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MORE THAN NIGHT

I am searching
For something
More than night

More than
The dark
The evening

Under stars
Under the moonlight
Another life

Or perhaps
I just need
Another drink

Whiskey
On the side

 

 

~ R.M. Engelhardt/19

TRANSCENDENCE

I have spent most of my life (like most people)
avoiding transcendence at all costs, mainly
because the shit hurts. Merely defining transcen-
dence can sometimes be painful. I once heard that
“Transcendence is the act of going through some-
thing”. Ouch. I see plate glass windows and
divorces. Someone else told me that it was “rising
above whatever one encountered in one’s path” but
at this point in my life that smacks of avoidance as
well as elitism of some sort. I am compelled to look
back on years of going through, above, as well as
around my life looking for loopholes to redefine
everything including any and all of the ideas that
I have held close to my heart along the way – Art –
Freedom – Justice – Revolution – Love (a big one) –
Growth – Passion – Parenting (a really big one) –
and I find that for me, for now, transcendence is
about being still enough long enough to know
when it’s time to move on. Fuck me.


Steve Earle
January 2000