A Poem for Sunday, and Open Thread

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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    Holy cow, the Donkeys beat the Chargers!Report

  2. Avatar Jung's Collective Unconscious
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    Tod, if I’m not mistaken, you are an atheist, no?   How could one every read a poem with that title, seriously, when the poet is an atheist?  It’s filled with an ax to grind as well. As a Kelly, you must have had the whole Catholic experience–understandably, that can create lots and lots of axes.Report

  3. Avatar Jung's Collective Unconscious
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    Tod, if I’m not mistaken, you are an atheist, no?   How could one every read a poem with that title, seriously, when the poet is an atheist?  It’s filled with an axe to grind as well. As a Kelly, you must have had the whole Catholic experience–understandably, that can create lots and lots of axes.Report

  4. Avatar Tom Van Dyke
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    Kelly, you continue to stun.Report

  5. Avatar Warren Dexter
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    Theistically? Really? That is quite a take on a stream-of-consciousness wordplay. But just to engage you would require unearthing many demons of past religious scars best left buried. I would just like to add that it is a nice bit of prose to my eye and it stirs a rather nice morningly sentiment.
    Your strange effort at defacing the work is puzzling, but expectable from boredom and ignorance, or some humor perhaps.Report

  6. Avatar Warren Dexter
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    Perhaps it did touch a nerve that I should disclose…
    I wrote a song about my three children and in it I used the line
    “I see my sweet Jesus, and he’s walking down the street… ” intending that the line would refer to the very best part of my own fatherly spirit.

    I cried a little when I wrote it. Which is usually a sign of good work in my writing; if you ask me. So, the line stayed. I knew I would take some grief from those who would stereotype the effort but ten years later, it still gets me.
    It is a little spooky to say or write certain words without fear of retribution.
    Words like, “dumbass” and how could you write such a truly heartless comment? I hope there is a powerful God and that he makes you soften your tone before I have to get mideval on your hiney. Please accept my hug and the hope that you can bury your own demons before posting any more drivel.Report

  7. Avatar Jason Kuznicki
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    I do not understand this thread.Report

  8. Avatar Warren Dexter
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    Go Tod, great read today on invisible Christmas War. I suggest a series on the subject. My theory is that there is a war. It is just fought in electronic trenches with opinions raining down from everywhere and not a drop to drink.
    My kids asked me about Santa and I still believe that it is Santa that fills the stockings. Why else would we even hang them?
    The millstone of fact and causal links that combines to make a religious celebration is not important, yet celebration IS.
    I was also glad to find out what the Guiness Thingy is.
    It was always my suspicion that it was a listening device of some sort or an explosive that they could detonate remotely if the beer fell into the hands of a budweiser drinker.Report

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