Sunday, September 30, 2012

Magpie Tales 137: Hidden Agendas



pious


passing the plate Sunday morning,

along pews of stoic necessity is reprieve

to manic souls, hidden under six days 

of self-pleasure, self-ishness - "hidden"

the operative code no matter the effort 

of indulgence, or its intent.   



It Must Be Time For Lunch Now, 1979, by Francesca Woodman 
Shared by Tess Kincaid





Poem © 2012 R. Burnett Baker 




16 comments:

  1. Nice turn about the pious souls on Sunday Morning ~

    ReplyDelete
  2. " hidden under six days

    of self-pleasure"

    I was touched by those words, and agree with Helen. Hypocrisy indeed.

    ReplyDelete
  3. A great helping of hypocrisy. cooked creatively. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  4. yes... hidden is the key word here

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, I like this: "hidden under six days of self-pleasure"

    And the alliteration from the first line to the second. Nicely done.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Bravo! So often I seem to find "- 'hidden' the operative code" revealing itself when least expected. Hidden agendas are disconcerting to say the least... even frightening.

    ReplyDelete
  7. In the words of George Harrison, " Are your payments overdue?" I love your work here Rick. Thank you for sharing these memorable words. =D

    ReplyDelete
  8. digging! this is a nice perspective on the photograph rick!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Interesting. Keep passing it on...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Religion is all about keeping up appearances...well done Rick...

    ReplyDelete
  11. as always, very good take sir!

    JJRod'z

    ReplyDelete
  12. I adore Francesca Woodman. And like the word 'pious.'

    ReplyDelete