This Poem was Submitted By: R. Lee Buckley On Date: 2001-02-14 20:46:53 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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"Open Minds..."

Let's liberate our words from all the burden of their meaning. Free them from their sense and contents, like wheat we're gleaning; Stuck like paper - chewed - about the word's pure image.  Part It from all sense, until there's none, like contents in art. To attribute meaning to our words is stuffy, quaint, and narrow, Old-fashioned, bourgeois prejudice; yet one can't, like an arrow, Arrive at any understanding without string and bow. Without true meaning in our words they're only good for show. Just so, there are ministers who would have religion "freed" From burdens of the supernatural; limit every creed To what is seen and heard and touched; what man can "experience". But this leaves true religion out, including Christ's deliverance! In this denatured sense they want it taken, it is void Of all its sacred meaning; cannot save nor be employed To instruct man in his duties toward God.  It's more than vain, For it destroys men's souls and brings upon them endless shame. The "open minds", confused with ethics and philosophy, With their appeal to strength of force and sentimentality Will, when religion is reduced to what ALWAYS REMAINS - Concern with things not of this world - never really change.

Copyright © February 2001 R. Lee Buckley

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