What You Don’t Get In Church

Thoughts that bring results.
Emotional seatbelts. A chronic
feeling that sees. Ears that are not
in your own way. Optic nerves
in the back of your skull.

Awareness. The futility of trying.

Reality. Difference. Heart. Everyone
else. Awake in the world. An unselfish
love. Love of the Lord and love of neighbor.

A love against. Trying a new religion. 
Changing. Satori and Moksha.
What you don’t get in church.

George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, Moria Poetry Journal, Chronogram Journal, Ampersand Literary Review, the Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the Havana Times, the South China Morning Post, the Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

2 Replies to “What You Don’t Get In Church”

  1. Amazing, there is so much love and wisdom in this piece. It’s beautiful thank you

  2. there is so much love and wisdom in this piece.

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