Religious Coverage

Religious Coverage

The children of my mother
Know how to use their teeth
To divide meat that is forbidden
They know how to eat fowl
But claim not to eat the egg.

We are about the most churched
Land in all the world
Yet we had almost won
At the prize – giving – day
Of the international transparency competition
We should be happy
With our second prize

So we keep swimming
In the rivers of
Sunday, Sunday doctrines
Like ducks
And after our baptism
We emerged from the waters
To shout Ode ichi

There is something
About the way we do the things
We swear against.
It is funny how we like
Wearing white garments
On bloody, muddy skins.



9 thoughts on “Religious Coverage” by Idiong Divine (@Idiong_Divine)

  1. I like stanza 1 and the last two lines more.
    Check: We emerge(d), Ode ichi – Ode shi.
    Well done, Divine.

  2. @sibbylwhyte
    Thanks for the correction :P and thank you so very much for the lovely comment. :)

  3. I like it from the third paragraph. Well done.

    1. @bunmiril
      The third stanza you mean. Thanks.

  4. this is actually great, for me… just watched Keifer Sunderland’s (JACK BAUER) CONFESSION and my best is
    It is funny how we like
    Wearing white garments
    On bloody, muddy skins.

    1. @vincentdapaul
      Thank you so much Vincent. Poetry is universal as it were.

  5. On point poem…
    Our religiosity couldn’t have been better explained.

    1. @Chime221
      Thank you for the vocabulary “religiosity”

  6. Religious coverage indeed,more like hypocrisy..well expressed thoughts…well done.

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