A Verse to Your god

shadow-ITTo the man standing behind his self-made pulpit

Spitting the words: “God hates faggots!”

I’ve never seen exactly

Who it is that you paperclip your knees for

To hold your hands together and pray to

But I think I know what he looks like.

*

I bet your god is about 5’10”

I bet he weighs 185

Probably stands the way a high school diploma does when it’s next to a SSCE certificate

I bet your god wears a dog chain

I bet he wears flannel shirts with no sleeves,

And a fanny pack over his shoulders

And types words like “am” instead of “I am”

I bet your god watches Africa Magic Yoruba

Ed, Edd and Eddy, voted for GEJ, and loves Iya Rainbow

I bet your god lives in Festac.

 *

I bet his high school served low self-esteem in the cafeteria

And offered “Fag speech” as a second language

I bet he has a swastika inside of his throat

And hate slurs tattooed on his tongue

Just to make intolerance more comfortable in his mouth.

I bet he has a burning cross as a middle finger.

 *

Your god is a confederate flag’s wet dream

Conceived on a day when the sky decided to slice her own wrists

I bet your god has a drinking problem

I bet he sees the bottom of the shot glass more often than his own children.

I bet he pours Grey Goose Vodka on his dreams until they taste like good ideas.

Probably cusses like an electric guitar with Tourette’s plugged into an ocean.

I bet he yells like a schizophrenic nail gun

Damaging all things that care about him enough to get close.

*

I bet there are angels in Heaven with black eyes and broken halos

Who claimed they fell down the stairs.

I bet your god would’ve made Eve without a mouth

And taught her how to spread her legs like a magazine

That she will never ever be pretty enough to be in.

*

Sooner or later you will realize that you are praying to your own shadow,

That you are standing in front of mirrors and are worshipping your own reflection.

Your god stole my God’s identity and I bet he’s buying pieces of heaven on eBay.

 *

So the next time you bend your knees,

The next time you bow your head

I want you to

Tell your god—

That my God

Is looking for him.

Written by Vhar

53 thoughts on “A Verse to Your god

  1. Oh dear Vhar,this is beautiful.. so much have ur poetry changed… albeit this poem comes from a personal dark side of u, am I wrong? Oh festac brothers, una don suffer..
    Pls tell ur god tht my God is looking for him to depose him.. Happy Sunday All ye Holy Homosexuals… #just in a good mood today.. a phrase I learnt in London metropolitan church

  2. Oh To the Freaking word! This is awesome! This is a masterpiece! I wish everyone could read this (and understand it). People like Vhar are constantly changing my perception about poetry. Loved every verse.

  3. This is nice….way better than that ode to lesbianism that u penned. The bit about Africa Magic Yoruba and Iya Rainbow…is this alternative god yoruba by any chance? or are his worshipers predominatly yoruba? cus I’m just wondering what yoruba ppl have done to u ppl.

  4. Afternoon! Mr Gad please i’ve asked for your contacts from the Admin’….any ”clarification” that you feel you might need i guess the Admin’ will help in doing so.

    Dame Pinky
    Did you get my email(s) this morning?

  5. Wow!!! That was really really awesome. I love this one. Next time u bend ur knees, tell ur god that my God is looking for me. Amazing!!

    • Yea. Everyone will like it even when many don’t understand it. I have been waiting all day for someone to demystify that poem but to no avail. I even admitted I don’t understand yet no help but all I kept seeing is I like,i love.nice piece etc without one person talking about the theme or aim of the verse. Odikwa egwu.

      • Them not talking about the poem and simply commending it is not a testament of incomprehension. Simply because you don’t get the poem (which for the life of me I find bewildering) doesn’t mean others don’t. Perhaps you should try commenting @ Vhar, asking him for tutorials.
        Finally though, poetry is not for everyone, it would seem.

  6. I bet there are angels in Heaven with black eyes and broken halos
    Who claimed they fell down the stairs.
    I bet your god would’ve made Eve without a mouth
    And taught her how to spread her legs like a magazine
    That she will never ever be pretty enough to be in.

    My favourite part!!! I beg to use this in my upcoming piece for this blog (If PinkPanther will publish me lol) 🙂

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