COME DANCE ON MY ALTAR

 

Come Dance on My Altar

 

They danced in a Church

and the State was offended

and locked them away

so Religion’s defended.

 

But why call it Sacrilege?

nothing was broke!

It’s a pretty poor God

that can’t take a joke.

 

And Women are Sacred

so how can it be

that singing and dancing

is called Blasphemy?

 

Of course they used Satire

and that was the worst,

what all Tyrants fear

even more than God’s curse.

 

As well they were guilty

of not knowing their place,

God & the State

want you flat on your face.

 

But all round the globe

it seems everyone knows

in the Wasteland of Russia

there flowered a Rose.

 

So come dance on my Altar

any day of the week!

Saint Paul can go hang,

let all women speak!

 

Down with the Kremlin,

the Pope and the Taliban!

Long live Pussy Riot

Beside you we stand!

 

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As well as supporting the members of Pussy Riot currently incarcerated in Putin’s’ Gulags, the Reverend Hellfire asks Sunday Sermon readers to say a prayer for 14 year old Malala Yousufzai, brutally gunned down by the vile and cowardly Taliban for daring to speak out for the right of girls to receive an education.

More effectually, the Reverend would ask you also to spare the time to send an email to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, calling on him to ensure those responsible are arrested & prosecuted, and to provide protection for Malala and her family, classmates and other education activists whom the Taliban have vowed they will continue to attack.

Sending an email message is easy to do if you go to the Amnesty page

http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/30000/?&utm_source=malala1&utm_campaign=crisis&utm_medium=email-sf&utm_content=take+action

and follow the instructions.

It’ll only take you a couple of minutes.

If you were outraged by this attack, and who wasn’t, why stay silent?

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The Reverend Hellfire is a practising Performance Poet and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanists AND the Church of the Universe. For his sins he is also Committee Secretary of the Kurilpa Poets.

I wonder if anyone actually reads this bit at the end each week?

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~ by reverendhellfire on October 28, 2012.

6 Responses to “COME DANCE ON MY ALTAR”

  1. Loved your poem, Reverend! But thus it is always with tyrants…

  2. WOW LOVE COME DANCE WITH ME,,THAT WAS MY SAME QUESTION, HOW CAN IT BE BLASPHEMY,,,HMMM, JUST WANT TO GIVE WOMEN A HARD TIME BUT WOMEN ROCK,,,LOVE THIS (:

    • Glad you liked it. These tyrants-half their soul is dead. I think back to Euripedes play THE BACCHAE, where the repressive tyrant ends being torn apart by wild women. A fable for Putin to consider, perhaps?

  3. Thank you for stopping and liking today’s post. I look forward to following your blog, your views of the world, and reading your poetry. The name of the blog is quite interesting and original.

    Take care,

    Ivon

    • Welcome aboard. I just speaks me mind and strive to entertain if not enlighten. Some have said I’m insane. Others say I should burn in hell. A few even say I’m the kindest man they’ve met.
      Its a funny world.

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