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Dressing Up For An X-Ray

A poem by Beverly Stock.

We need to use some common sense

When traveling down life’s highway

Acting so pious and perfect in Church

Is like dressing-up for an x-ray!*

Regardless of how fancy you are

You're a petulant czar to act like a star

In all your best-dressed outside layers

Beside your friends in pews saying prayers.

The higher power has super vision

Despite pretension, he sees intentions

Be honest from now till death do you part

And avoid becoming a Hellish up-start.

Remember the x-ray, it always provides

A view of where evil might try to hide

When gratitude is your default setting

All is well and gratitude starts spreading.


Beverly Stock is an American poet living in St. Louis. Her poetry is often inspired by neighborhood church signs. Beverly found this one on Instagram @*churchsigns. Beverly's work has been published on, at, on Persimmontree.Org, and on the Webzine Lighten Up Online.

Dressing Up For An X-Ray

© 2019 Beverly Stock

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