Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Love thy Neighbor -..."





she was a woman of principles
(doctors, lawyers too)
carried a church key in her purse
and roomed with a Gideon Bible

when the pastor asked her
to give her testimony to the
congregation, she said she would be
honored..

she moved slowly up to the
front of the church,
with movements  that could keep
a church choir rock'n for hours

before she turned around, she pulled
out a small flask from her bosom, took a hit
cleared her throat, and turned to face all God's
children...

dear friends...she started..I am a woman
who has been around and I can only
tell you what I have learned from living
and sitting in different situations... and believe me,

"I have been in more laps than a napkin"

and as far as the
Golden Rule...well I believe you should always

" Love thy neighbor -
and if he happens to be tall, debonair
and devastating, it will be that much easier."


and the whole congregation went

"AMEN!!!"


bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2011

Quotes by Mae West...

Posted for Poets United - Think Tank Thursday--Quotes

24 comments:

  1. Fun piece - you are extra witty today BKM.

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  2. So freakin' hilarious, and a bit inspiring, too. Let us all be thus at ease with ourselves.

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  3. ha. you rock...imagining the pastor passed out in his tall back chair...lol.

    sp? Gideon Bible?

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  4. Oh thank you Brian for spelling....maybe I should read it more....bkm

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  5. AMEN!! I love the dare and the brazenness of this piece. bkm you are always a delight to read. I think I come just for your pictures that tease me and always leave with a smile. "More laps than a napkin" lol

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  6. Barb, this had me cracking up, indeed "love thy neighbor" ha ha ha!

    Pamela

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  7. Barb,

    Such a congregation!

    Trulyfool

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  8. This is a laugh out loud poem - good stuff.

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  9. Barbara,
    I loved this so much.
    A wonderful piece of writing, with that quotation, more than fulfilled!!!
    Best wishes, Eileen

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  10. I enjoyed this treendouly. Someone once said that poetry has the language of surprise. This poem definitely has a surprising ending! Amen indeed.

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  11. Sorry, 'tremendously.' LOL.

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  12. I'm standing. I'm clapping. Wonderful. More than amuzing there is a message here that slips inside along with the laughter. Hats off to you!

    Elizabeth

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  13. What a woman! Honesty and vivacity combined - wonderful:-)

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  14. I'll second it too, should two be needed!

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  15. Amen, sister! Praise the Lord and pass the hootch. I think it was West who said, "Honey, when I'm bad, I'm bad; but when I'm REALLY bad, I'm great." -- Brendan

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  16. I might go to THAT Church, hee hee! Wonderful one, Barbara!!!!!! And great photo.

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  17. Oh, that was just brilliant, Barbara! I could quite clearly see this Mae West wannabe slinking her way up to the front of the church...LOL! Beautifully described, and a great take on the prompt...:)

    Lynette,
    Imagination Lane

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  18. What a great story! Thanks for my laugh of the day. This is one gutsy "broad" eh? LOL

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  19. Wonderful story!! Amen indeed. I could picture it. Thank you for visiting my blog as well.

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