Freely bought and sold
Look at all of the new features!
Ten million New Yorkers can’t be wrong!
Celebrity endorsements? Sure, we’ve got ’em.
You want movie stars? Athletes?
C’mon, pick your faith!
We’ve got superstores
And little mom-and-pops
And even nun-and-Fathers.
And this little one over here
Is just for you new parents.
Whatever you want, it’s here for the taking.
Kaballah, Jihad, retreats, space aliens,
Create-your-own universe and there-is-no-evil,
Multiple realities and words-as-force.
If you don’t see what you want,
Come back tomorrow,
And we’ll help you build your own.
Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone.
Note: I wrote this after reading Romanós' post Who forgives sin?. Do you have religion, or Jesus? All of the religion in the world won't be of any ultimate use to you without him.
This poem is public domain.