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"The saints are wholly bible”, thus saith holy Libel
“Your idle gods are born of ink and translation’s inclination.”
“Your idol of deity is forged of your idea of ideology.”
“An ideal theology you’ll reap from nurture’s seed.”
“But the real doxology sings from nature’s tree.”

the Libel taught, “She is caught in a paradox. The guide and the guise, the law and the lies, the rules are a ruse to ruin the truth.”

holy Libel bemuses good news
amuses unconventional views
abuses the traditional muse
confuses intentional bruises

the Libel I will speak, for she needs to be heard
her rigged curves of language are dangerously blurred
we’ve curdled milk to cubed cheeses
and honey into single servings
the word is surviving but not through those whom its serving

the Libel’s sermon is continuing, “ the words written in testaments were never meant to serve as a test for men, but as a testimony of a man who gave his holy life for them, yet only since its been written in these hallowed words by hollow hands, about the hollowed hands of the only hallow man, have countless men been driven to an un-intentioned end:
separating limbs
generating fibs
entertaining entertaining whims
desecrating hymns by calling them his
if what was written was written by him than what we have in writing we have no part in. But what we have in writing we must take part in. Instead of just leaving it in writing.

holy Libel is speaking, “your service, its reeking of public speaking, public drinking, public reading. I dare to say the only reason for your service is public seeking.”
the Libel is reaching, “ I’ve read your Bible, I know your god, I’ve walked your aisles, I’ve been a fraud. But then I found deep in the law, a message no word could flaw.”

“I will be your God and you will be my people. A real God uncontained by steeples. A real God unrestrained by the legal. A real God not renamed by his people. A real God not relocated under a steeple. A real God. A real God. A real God. A real God.”


from Return Return, released April 11, 2011



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David Bowden Poetry Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

David Bowden started writing his first poems at 19 after an encounter with God on a road trip to Chicago. Since then he has been using spoken word poetry to exalt the Bridegroom and beautify the bride. David currently pastors a house church under and within Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, where he lives with his beautiful wife Meagan and cat Dexter. ... more

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