Tuesday, October 18, 2005

DE/re mystifying God

I have been thinking about how sometimes our relentless pursuit of orthodoxy, right thinking, or absolute truth can nueter God and how our incarnational action, orthopraxis embodied truth can illuminate God. So I wrote a poem about it inspired by our recent conversation with Tony Jones and a song I been jamming out to by Citezen Cope.

Propositions Conceptions, Abstractions
Enumeration, Demarcation, Evaluation
Production, Reduction, Commodification
Delineation, Compartmentalization, Fabrication
Clarification, Explanation, Elucidation
Description, Abstraction, Consideration
Intention, Suggestion, Submission,
Predestination, Justification, Redemption,
Sanctification, Glorification, Systemization
Yeilding...
Alienation, Fumigation, Polarization,
Marginalization, Humiliation, Retaliation,
Incarceration, Captivation, Humiliation
not
Revelation
Salvation
rather
FRUSTRATION, AGRAVATION …
CONFUSION, EXCLUSION…

communication, incarnation, animation
trans-formation, pro-action, inspiration
personification, manifestation, characterization
reincarnation, identification, re-situation
visualization, actualization, representation
intention, depiction, determination
illumination, deliberation, implementation
gestation, relation, propagation
redistribution, reconciliation, relocation
reconstruction, repopulation, restoration
liberation, emancipation, recreation

VIBRATION, ELATION
REVERBERATION, REFORMATION

That is
Revelation
Salvation

Inspired by Citizen Cope, let the drummer kick

1 comment:

baysuite said...

I can't even believe folks are sleepin' on this, BJ! This is excellent stuff! You nailed it and brought it all home, and how you did it with all those 'ations', I'll never know, but you nailed it, man. Good stuff.