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A new poem not necessarily a good poem

v the hierophant

(v the hierophant)
this orthodox thing is not for me.
i respect people of religion
but when i’m in church i want to flee.
belief in one god is a prison.
yes. there is value in discipline.
value in ceremony & rite.
but beyond cultural christening,
original sin begs a good fight.
there is power in prayer. this is true.
but a penitent can meditate
anywhere at all without a cue
from a prelate of the first estate.
rules & regulations cannot free.
this orthodox thing is not for me.

© polly macdavid

Thank you, Jim MIsener for allowing me to use your photograph in the creation of the hierophant tarot card.  The picture of the hierophant is John Doman as Pope Alexander VI from Netflix’s production of “The Borgias”, which I thought was fabulous.

Cross-posted at http://silverapplequeen.blogspot.com/

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