#Fiction Friday: #Micropoetry from the Book

mormoni

It was always chess over checkers with us,
Clue & Scrabble over Life & Monopoly,
& I could see how our game choices
showed me what our life was—
a puzzle.

In Religion, righteousness trumped kindness;
in Spirituality, kindness trumped righteousness.
But in the world, they were granted Equality.

I chose the Church as I would some day
have to choose a mate.
I grabbed hold of the attributes I loved,
tolerating the ones I did not.
But how perfect could the Church be,
being made up of many men?

I trusted David with my heart & life & body
as surely as I trusted God,
whoever He was,
with my soul.

She had prayed every night
that God would give Caitlin
as long as she needed on this Earth
to accept the truth.
I knew in my heart that Caitlin
would never accept the Church as true,
& so, if God answered such prayers,
Caitlin would live forever.

2 thoughts on “#Fiction Friday: #Micropoetry from the Book

  1. I’ll take Clue and Scrabble over Life anyday although I am partial to Monopoly. That’s a good poem about religion. It’s a confusing leap or faith and we all have questions that we seek answers to. Looking forward to future poems! Great post!

    • I like Monopoly to teach my daughter math; we just bought Payday. I appreciate your readership, Parker! Have a great winter holiday/Merry Christmas!

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