Patterns & Prayers - poem

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Patterns & Prayers


Tradition
Repetition
Rhythm
Scales and chords and history and prehistory
Patterns

Going back up and into the snailshell where god's heart has always will beats

There's something

Something's there

A pattern

A prayer

Patterns and prayers
Patterns and prayers
Patterns and prayers

But what is the difference between a pattern and a prejudice?
A prayer and a pledge of allegiance?
Never push outside a pattern, and the pattern's path no longer propels
But swells up, and weighs down
Some weight is good for a sturdy stance
Too much weight, and sturdy gets swollen
Statues do not stand

They are stood

They are stiff
They stay
They say no prayers

People on patterns and prayers
And patterns and prayers
And patterns and people
We are the prayer sayers
Repeating rhythms
Tracing traditions
Stealing scales and cutting chords and making history of prehistoric patterns

Coming back up and out of our shells, from our hearts, whose every beat is a prayer

There's something

I love

I swear

Something's there

A pattern

A prayer

Patterns and prayers
Patterns and prayers
Patterns and prayers 

Created: Mar 15, 2009

Tags: soliloquy, fool film festival, religion, ritual, sermon, poetry

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