I CRY ON SUNDAYS

Photography By Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

I CRY ON SUNDAYS

I can hear the clickity-clack of the many
perfectly-heeled miniature leather shoes,

the swishing of multi-tiered dresses, the carrying
of tiny pocketbooks.  Young men swim in suits,

wear pressed ties from a sealed storage bin.

They are perfectly coiffed as they enter into
the house of reason, malfeasance or treason.

There, where the bell tolls, widows clutch their
pocketbooks, careful of ordained pickpockets.

I watch indifferently, with red puffy eyes

I remember my own personal losses:
losses without funerals.  I cry on Sundays.

Post-congregation parties gather at their local eateries,
in their Sunday’s best.  There, they down syrup-laden
pancakes in hedonistic abandonment.

Bellies are filled to the brim in this ritual,
this careless mocking of starving masses.

I watch with a soul-sadness so deep
that it cannot be named.  I could let out a howl,

but my Maker already understands.  Tears of
flesh-eating rain pour like rivers when

I cry on Sundays.

 

Alice Parris, Nashville, Tennessee

*First published in the Ann Arbor Review

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GOP: HIDING BEHIND GOD

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

In truth, for all of the GOP’s religious posturing, they do not believe the Word of God. Their politics and policies are the antithesis of Christian doctrine. Since when have the Catholics been the sole driving force of God’s wisdom and the depository of knowledge? A very limited theological understanding is on display from alleged “Catholics” in the Congress, Senate, Fox news and Right wing talk shows. It is an abomination to despise the poor, afflicted, sick, elderly and the least among us. It shows an flagrant lack of charity. The apostle Paul states that the greatest virtue is charity. “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” Ist Corintihians 13:1   “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…”  This is because God is love.

What is on display is “another gospel” being preached. It has no value or virtue. It is devoid of power. It shall not be allowed to prevail. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7 The sowing of fraud in the name of God shall not go unpunished. Do these deceivers think that God is sleeping?  “Behold He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” Psalm 121:4  The very thing to which the GOP have committed themselves will turn upon them and devour them. 

Their money shall not buy them the White House, for their purpose is power for the sake of power and not for the good of the people they claim to represent. They do not offer a vision of justice or unity. The have no vision.  “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased in goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor and blind and naked:…” Revelations 3:17  Misrepresenting God is an offense for the which judgement must be administered.   Do not be angry or dismissive of the true Word of God you claim your policies are based upon.  Obey the Word of God and turn from the propagation of a false gospel or stop hiding behind God while you violate His Word. The choice and the judgement that follows is yours.

 Alice Parris

PROPHECY: ENOUGH ROPE TO HANG THEMSELVES

It is almost time for the pendulum to swing again. When it does, the Republican/Conservative/Tea Party Movement will start to pay for their deeds of treating the first black President of the United States as a leper. They will pay for treating Hispanics and Muslims as lepers. They will pay for treating the despised, disenfranchised, dispossessed and poor as lepers.( Proverbs Ch 22 vs 16.) Their actions have nothing to do with God. (Isaiah 58 vs 6,7) Who would want to serve their Christian God? They have become a stumbling block for the gospel of Jesus Christ. They have kept countless thousands of people from experiencing a personal relationship with God. If they knew God at all, they would know that it is His express desire that all men would come to dwell with Him.

They have used God’s name as a shield to cloak their hideousness. They will pay dearly for these things; to start shortly but continue until Divine Justice has been satisfied. They created the rope and the gallows to hang others. Upon this same rope and gallows, they themselves, will be hung. They are the spiritual Hamans of our day. They plot for position and power, but are not sanctioned by God.( Esther Ch 7 vs 10.) Proverbs ch.16 vs 25 says that, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

God has heard the imprecatory prayers against the President. He has seen these same people sit in the pews where their pastors preached hate. He has heard their plans and conspiracies-not for what is righteous-but for earthly power. He has heard their racial slurs. He has seen their secret lives. He has seen their love of money. He has seen money change hands in order for the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. He has seen all the children of color upon the earth maligned. Did He not make all men? These afronts come before Him in the prayers of the needy, not the greedy. He had given those with dirty hands, a season to repent of their hatred towards their fellow human beings. They have not repented. He has spoken. The destroying angel has been dispatched and has marked those to be destroyed in God’s wrath. Watch, therefore, and see what the Lord will do.

Alice Parris

JUDGEMENT FOR HYPOCRITES & THE FALSE CHURCH

Thus saith the Lord,  ” That which you would have happen to another will surely happen to you. The destroying angel has been released, but not to kill Barack Obama. Now, is the fullness of iniquities shapened in darkness. There will be judgement, but it will be the judgement of God upon those who use the Holy Bible to curse what God has blessed.  A sword has been sent out into the earth to smite those who judge another’s servant.”

Alice Parris