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by Jojovits1 

Posted: 21 January 2017
Word Count: 69
Summary: Sloth is not a sin of doing something bad - rather a sin of not doing something. Sloth is a sin of omitting responsibilities. Sometimes feels like God has retired and left us to it.

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Omnipotence shrugged 
like an unwelcome embrace.
With a sigh
sticky with grief,
God creeps out the back.

Drown in your own mess,
Heaven has ceased trading.
He will not return
for the sirens
or the children;
the homeless
the hopeless.

Earth cannot bear chaos.
She mends.
disinfects what was
abandoned with
Volcano, Tsunami.
She shudders and
the world cracks open
to kill the pain
and renew.

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V`yonne at 17:58 on 21 January 2017  Report this post
I think you may be right. He's certainly not doing much these days! indecision He's away hanging upside down in the tree of life by his toes.

Jojovits1 at 23:26 on 21 January 2017  Report this post
God is having a vacation.

i have much more faith in Mother Nature these days...but I miss him.

V`yonne at 11:18 on 22 January 2017  Report this post
High time for a bit of smiting! Not us of course wink

Bazz at 21:08 on 22 January 2017  Report this post
A poignant piece Jo, like the touch of inaction being the sin, a concept that is sadly timeless. Some striking lines here.

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