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Guest Writer

Modern-day methodist prayer
by Troy Eggleston

lessed be the red white and blue
surgeons and glue
for without the two
breasts that sagged
and vases that cracked
could never again look brand new

Blessed be the freedom to choose
between nike or addidas shoes
between pepsi or coke
a patch or a smoke
toupees on the evening news

Blessed be our mighty sword
the necessity of war
our necessity of more
what was it for
four score and seven years before?

Blessed be the whims of time
blue collar crime
nickels and dimes
and not getting enough
when enough is a lie

Blessed be
Blessed be

E-mail Troy at leonchester@cosmo.com, and see his previous efforts in our archives.

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