the wholly holey unholy pair

and underpaid
are clinging
the undercroft
under where
they’re singing
Father Herman’s
sleight of hand
removes the holey pair
he heads up for
his sermon
and he leaves them
laying there
it’s a roaring
that brings them
to their knees
and while they’re
genuflecting there
he’s thankful
for the breeze

Pastor Holding Bible

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picture courtesy
created for the Daily prompt – overworked

holy writer’s block, batman

the pastor paced the sacristy
practicing his sermon,
it centered on the concept of
if life was predetermined
if fate was inescapable
if faith was somehow capable
of altering a destiny
if prayers and praise
and sacred days
improve life consequentially….
he hadn’t worked the ending out
it needed final touches
like words and thoughts,
he thought he ought
to give it just as much as
the beginning,
but this one wasn’t winning,
this time he’d met his match.
he scrapped the whole idea
and then began again from scratch
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by trudi90, courtesy
Daily prompt – praise
Daily prompt – sacred
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