Sonnet 8

It is a strange coincidence indeed
That, given yesterday’s sonnet, I’ve just met
Here in Zurich a Yank who promises he’ll lead
The world to light: his name is Cashel Bett.
And aptly called, for he claims to be the heir
Of evangelist J. Dowie, whose gross scam
The Church in Zion – more bank than house of prayer –
Declares it washes souls in blood of the Lamb.
Needless to say, I told him to get real:
Which prompted him to state he is Messiah
And like Carl Jung, whom he’d also failed to heal,
I’ll burn eternally in Hell’s great fire.
++As Jesus said, and so did your good Dad,
++Religion fed by blood or money’s bad.


4 July 2019