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It was a bad day for bacon. (Mike Allen)
It was a bad day for bacon. (Mike Allen)

 

Born Again Anew

by Derek Baruch Von Geiger

Some find it excruciating,
Others, still, exhilarating,
And even quite liberating
To their troubled minds.

‘Tis the natural state of things,
But then external pressure brings
A pointless urge that stirs and stings
The Soul, which it binds.

Some call it pontificating,
Childishness proliferating,
To shuck yokes and endless waiting
To compose some lines.

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Lacking the urge for underlings,
Listening to your Soul, It sings,
Steadfast, avoiding strident slings
Of steel trident tines.

Forgive your debtors all their debts.
Nourish your Soul with cigarettes
As others perform pirouettes
In their lives’ confines.

Do not judge them (forgive, forget)
For caging themselves. Cut the net
As best you can manage and jet
Jealous, jellied brines.

And if you save just one poor Soul
From dread cellblocks of cold, dark Sheol,
Consider sliding down the hole
And clearing the mines.


 

(Editor’s Note: To submit poetry, prose, short stories, art or other creative writing for Sunday Funday, please write to editorial@nondoc.com. Other submissions for commentaries or reporting can be sent there as well. NonDoc accepts submissions from all over the world and seeks to provide a platform for a diverse group of voices. As always, Letters to the Editors can be submitted by emailing letters@nondoc.com. )


Previous editions of Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday 10/25: ‘Words’ for the King of the Fall 

Sunday Funday 10/18: We died happy, offline

Sunday Funday 10/11: ‘Seeing life in all its folly’

Sunday Funday 10/4: Land and time not in my backyard

Sunday Funday 9/27: New definitions, baseball and Short Order Poems

Sunday Funday 9/20: With others ‘losing,’ Trump says, ‘Hadouken!’

Sunday Funday 9/13: Kanye West and a man who smells

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