Sunday, August 7, 2011

Prayer and fasting at Reliant Stadium





Where Texans huddle in the fall
and hordes of beer fanatics jam,
a tide of muddled masses call
for prayer and fasting in the land.

The speakers, evangelicals
who see The Devil's stranglehold
on everything unbiblical,
drone on and on upon the fold.

The prayers soon bore instead of soothe,
so song and dancing fills the ring.
And fasting fills the hot dog booths:
Please make me one with everything.

Outside, the reprobated sects,
the seculars, and gays are there.
And Westboro Baptist protests:
The US doesn't have a prayer.

The prayerful then have had enough,
and Governor with quite Good Hair,
who led the rally's God Pride stuff,
himself, is on to better fare.



guardian.co.uk: Rick Perry's call to prayer draws crowd of 30000
texastribune.org: Fasting at Prayer Event Ends at Hot Dog Stand for Many
Note: Reliant Stadium is the home of the NFL's Houston Texans. AFA (American Family Association), the sponsor of the rally, was designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010.
(click on image for photos of the event)

placed in Poets United Poetry Pantry #61 and imaginary garden with real toads