The gods

Are we courageous 

enough to take an honest

look at what we

profess

and our actual

lives?

Even non-religious Americans

claim moral connection to

the ancient code,

rock-solid. 

“A fearless moral inventory?”

But we 

may stumble with 

the very first step–

“Thou shall have no 

other gods

before me.”

A cast of colorful divine characters 

parade through our lives,

personal and public:

Fear,

 Greed, 

Approval-Need,

Vanity, 

Resentment,

Affluence,

Anger. 

What can you

add to the list?

Have we the courage 
to meet them,

one-by-one,

sit down for a cup of tea

or a beer,

and frank discussion 

to see if indeed

by our attention, thoughts, time and

service,

they may be our 

little gods, 

after all?

©Laurie Lynn Newman 

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