Good writing, with a strong point and with life oozing out.


November 16, 2013

she steps to the stage

disguised as an old woman

white hair, dangly bracelets jangling

scarves artfully arranged and flowing

academic pedigree preceeding


yet with sleeves rolled up

feet dancing back and forth

jokes and anecdotes softening up the crowd

bobbing and weaving, hands moving

history and theology keeping a rhythm

encyclopedic insights to stick and move

lulling them with laughter


but then, in time

the feet plant

the payload delivered

then the pause

the low groans of those gathered

a tacit confession and celebration

that she has connected


the Spirit, she packs a punch



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One Response to “Phyllis”

  1. Philly Rains says:

    That’s definitely you. Love the poem… you even more.

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